Calling Out: Upstanding to Street Harassment

 

This workshop covers essential skills for responding to street harassment with a focus on increasing awareness, de-escalation of potential violence, and supporting those who are being targeted.

Customized active bystander training for your school, organization,
or business

 

Participants will learn to:

  • Identify commonly targeted social identity groups

  • Recognize biased or potentially harmful behavior

  • Understand and counter the “bystander effect” psychology at the root of inaction

  • Use a variety of strategies to effectively interrupt potentially harmful situations

  • Respectfully communicate with and support those who have been targeted

  • Recruit helpers and allies

  • Assess situations for safety consideration

  • Use basic self-defense principles, including using voice, body language and setting boundaries

 

Half Day Module

 

For Businesses

The EEOC reported last year that much of the training conducted in businesses over the last thirty years, much of which has focused on legal compliance, has been ineffective in changing behavior. Their research found that bystander and civility training are most effective for preventing and responding to harassment in the workplace.


For Schools

Incidents of racial and sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools and college campuses has reached crisis levels, harming students and institutions across the country. We need to respond more effectively than we have in the past. Bystander training creates allies and can change the culture on campus to one of respect. 


For Communities & Organizations

Racial and sexual harassment and violence in schools and on college campuses have reached crisis levels, harming students and institutions across the country. We need to respond more effectively than we have in the past. Bystander training creates allies and can change the culture on campus to one of respect.