Feb 16, 5:30pm-8pm online
ICA’s Bystander Intervention Training 1 will include practical training to help participants interrupt and address racism wherever they find it. This training teaches the history of bystander intervention, an overview of racism and its various forms, and an introduction to various constructive ways to intervene during instances of racism. Participants will begin to recognize ways they can use practical anti-racism tools to support Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour in their communities.
Feb 23, 5:30pm-8pm online
ICA’s Bystander Intervention Training 2 includes focused practice using the 5D strategies, de-escalation tools, and how to safely engage with perpetrators. Participants will build on their knowledge of various forms of racism, and how to recognize racist acts. The session will build on Bystander 1’s training on the differences between subtle forms of racism/discrimination, such as microaggressions, to overt racism: systemic barriers, physical violence, and other unfair treatment. Participants will go through various everyday scenarios requiring intervention and identify which appropriate strategies to use. Bystander Intervention Training builds on and follows Bystander 1. Completing both trainings is recommended. For further information, please contact our ICA team.