Creating Communities of Accountability: Participants will work together to generate an understanding of what a safe and inclusive community can look like and how to make that vision a reality. also, how to recognize when someone in your community is causing harm and how direct that person towards more accountable behaviour.
Waves of Change Bystander Intervention Training was designed by the Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre and Sexual Assault Services Association in partnership with various Nova Scotian post-secondary institutions, in order to address sexualized violence on campus. Participants will learn various techniques to intervene either as bystanders or as a community in order to interrupt or stop sexual violence, support survivors, hold those who cause harm accountable for their actions, and transform the culture that allows violence to happen. This program draws on participants existing skills, knowledge, and creativity in order to facilitate broader strategies for social change.
The overarching theoretical framework for this training is one that understands sexualized violence as a form of oppression that both creates and reinforces the inequalities of patriarchy, settler-colonialism, racism, heternormativity, cis-normativity, transphobia, and ableism. In order to maintain a survivor-centered approach, our work to end sexualized violence on campus must be led by and responsive to these survivors.
To learn more or to register for a session, contact Jordan via firstname.lastname@example.org
The workshop is free and open to all King’s community members.
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