Bystander Intervention Workshop to Stop Covid-19 Racism

Start: 2020-10-04 13:00:00 UTC Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney (GMT+10:00)

End: 2020-10-04 16:00:00 UTC Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney (GMT+10:00)

This is a virtual event

The racialised narrative surrounding Covid-19 has sparked a surge in racial abuse targeting people of colour.

Whether it’s a new poll finding almost one third of Australians blame the Chinese community for the pandemic. Or a study by the Migrant Worker Justice Initiative revealing a quarter of Australia’s international students faced racial abuse during the pandemic. Or an Asian Australian Alliance survey collecting more than 500 stories from people of colour of coronavirus-related racial abuse within a few months.

People of colour are experiencing a surge of racially motivated attacks. That’s why we’re launching regular bystander intervention workshops to empower allies to effectively and safely intervene when they see racial abuse.

This free three hour interactive online workshop will cover:

  • The types of racial abuse people of colour are facing in this moment

  • The positive impact of bystander intervention

  • Evidence-based bystander intervention methodology to safely interrupt racial abuse

  • And space to practically roleplay scenarios in a safe environment

Participants will leave with the tools, strategies and confidence to safely support someone experiencing discrimination.

This workshop is free and open to anyone (although we particularly encourage people who identify as allies to attend) so please share with your family, friends & networks.

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