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Hosted by Jordan Roberts, King’s Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response Officer, this training module introduces participants to the issue of sexualized violence on campus. Participants will learn about the law and sexualized violence in Nova Scotia. Participants will also be introduced to the concept of bystander intervention and will be taught various intervention techniques.
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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