Public Transit Safety: De-escalation on Public Transit

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Public Transit Safety: De-escalation on Public Transit

Join Center for Anti-Violence Education and the Asian American Federation for the 2nd session of our Public Transit Safety series.

By Asian American Federation

When and where

Date and time

Tuesday, March 28 · 3 - 5pm PDT



About this event

  • 2 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Public transit is an essential part of many of our lives. This workshop series is for anyone who wants to feel safer riding the subway or bus. The curriculum includes verbal de-escalation strategies as well as physical techniques to help you get away safely and help others stay safe.

This two-hour interactive virtual workshop will address current safety concerns involving public transit in New York City and discuss ways to prevent or de-escalate situations. You will walk away with tools and strategies for handling potential conflicts and work through scenarios to put the skills into practice.

You will learn:

• Situational awareness

• Signs of agitation

• Nuanced information about homelessness and mental health

• Verbal de-escalation strategies

• Tactics to avoid or mitigate a conflict

To register for the other sessions of the Public Transit Safety series, follow the links below:

  1. Introduction to Public Transit Safety - Wednesday, 3/8: 6 – 8 pm:
  2. Calm Commutes: De-Escalation on Public Transit - Tuesday, 3/28: 6 – 8 pm:
  3. While You Wait: Addressing Violence at Subway Stations & Bus Stops - Wednesday, 4/12: 6 – 8 pm:
  4. Next Stop: Handling Conflict During Your Ride - Tuesday, 4/18: 6 – 8 pm:
  5. NY State of Mind: Upstander Perspectives on Public Transit Safety - Wednesday, 5/10: 6-8 pm:

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