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Hosted by Jordan Roberts, King’s Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response Officer, this training module takes a harm reduction approach to the issue of alcohol-facilitated sexualized violence. Participants will learn about the various ways that alcohol can be used by perpetrators to facilitate sexual violence, as well as the risks in properly negotiating consent when under the influence. They will learn how to plan and participate in saf(er) parties, gatherings, relationships, and hookups. They will learn how to spot patterns of boundary crossing behaviour when alcohol is involved and will have the opportunity to generate strategies to address those who cause harm. This training is particularly useful for campus bar and security staff, as well as residence staff, and anyone living in a “party” house or residence.

This training is free, open to all members of the King’s community, and will have snacks!

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.

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