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Stand Up Against Racism - Bystander Intervention Training - May 1 & 15

Updated: Apr 12, 2023

Equip yourself with the tools to respond effectively when you witness acts of racism by attending this free two-part training.


We are pleased to offer a free Bystander Intervention Training, facilitated by Tariro Murwira of the Inter-Cultural Association.


Register for your free spot here.


The training will consist of two sessions (part 2 will take place on May 15th from 6 to 8:30 pm in the same location) and those who register are asked to commit to attending both sessions.


The training provides individuals with practical ways to navigate tough conversations and situations around race. It is for individuals of all ages who want to move beyond silence and be active upstanders when they see instances of racism or discrimination.


During Part 1, participants will learn:

-how to recognize and respond to racist incidents,

-the history and practices of Bystander Intervention,

-strategies to interrupt racism in different contexts and spaces.


Participants will begin to recognize ways they can use practical anti-racism tools to support Indigenous, Black and People of Colour in their communities. To find out more about the content of the training, visit ICA's website.


A limited number of spots are available, so please only sign up if you are relatively certain that you will be able to attend both sessions.


** Please avoid wearing perfume, cologne or other scented products. **


Accessibility details: The workshop will take place at theDock, which is on the 3rd floor of 722 Cormorant Street. Access to the 3rd floor is by elevator and theDock has even floor throughout and a wheelchair accessible washroom, which is also gender-inclusive. There is free on-street parking available on Cormorant Street after 6 pm, directly in front of the building. Bus tickets are available for those who face financial barriers to attending. If you have questions about accessibility at the event, please email engage@victoriadra.ca.


We encourage those who are able to walk, cycle or take public transit to the event. Bus tickets will be available for those who face financial barriers to attending. The closest bus stops are on the west side of Douglas at Cormorant, on the east side of Douglas just south of Pandora, and on the north side of Pandora just west of Blanshard.




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