For Members: Free Bystander Intervention Training @ NYIC Headquarters
West 33rd Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY
NYIC is partnering with Hollaback! offer an exclusive-to-members training on Bystander Intervention.
In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, we’ve seen how the rise in harassment and violence in the U.S. is impacting our communities. And yet we have also seen a desire to rise up, speak out, and intervene when harassment is happening. This training will show participants how to do their part to protect community members when bigotry and harassment collide in front of them.
Hollaback!’s research shows that as little as a knowing glance can reduce trauma in the face of harassment, but the wrong response can actually increase trauma. With so many eager to step up, we need everyone to be equipped with the right information on how to be an effective bystander in the midst of violence enacted within our communities.
This training will be conducted by Hollaback!’s Bystander Intervention Program Coordinator Agunda Okeyo. This training will arm participants with the tools to respond to harassment and protect the rights of everyone.