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Democracy in Colour

Bystander intervention workshops to stop Covid-19 racism

Where
Online
Online
See event description for details on how to connect.
When

Sunday 4 October from 1pm to 4pm Friday 16 October from 1pm to 4pm Sunday 1 November from 1pm to 4pm Sunday 15 November from 1pm to 4pm Sunday 29 November from 1pm to 4pm

The racialised narrative surrounding Covid-19 has sparked a surge in racial abuse targeting People of Colour.

Whether it’s a new poll finding almost one third of Australians blame the Chinese community for the pandemic. Or a study by the Migrant Worker Justice Initiative revealing a quarter of Australia’s international students faced racial abuse during the pandemic. Or an Asian Australian Alliance survey collecting more than 500 stories from People of Colour of coronavirus-related racial abuse within a few months.

People of Colour are experiencing a surge of racially motivated attacks. That’s why we’re launching regular bystander intervention workshops to empower allies to effectively and safely intervene when they see racial abuse.

These free three hour interactive online workshops will cover:

  • The types of racial abuse People of Colour are facing in this moment

  • The positive impact of bystander intervention

  • Evidence-based bystander intervention methodology to safely interrupt racial abuse

  • And space to practically roleplay scenarios in a safe environment

Participants will leave with the tools, strategies and confidence to safely support someone experiencing discrimination.

These workshops are free and open to anyone (although we particularly encourage people who identify as allies to attend) so please share with your family, friends & networks. 

Special thanks to the City of Sydney whose generous support has made these workshops possible.

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Democracy in Colour

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