Upstander Training - NYC Day Against Hate
Facilitated by members of the Center for Anti-Violence education training team. Theatre of the Oppressed NYC (TONYC) will have capacity for about 20 of our community members to attend this training in our mid-town office. If our training reaches capacity, you can register for another location at the NYC Against Hate website. Our space is accessible via the elevator at our main entrance, and has an accessible, gender-inclusive bathroom.
What is an upstander training?
An upstander is someone who takes action when they see an act of intolerance take place and a person who speaks or acts in support of an individual or cause — particularly someone who intervenes on behalf of a person being attacked or bullied. Upstander workshops are designed to equip those facing hate and violence with de-escalation skills and empowers bystanders with the tools they need to help those facing harassment by choosing intentionally from a continuum of tactics. This approach offers New Yorkers unique and critical options for keeping our communities as safe as possible and mitigating violence.
More about Day Against Hate:
ON FEBRUARY 13TH, 2020, NEW YORKERS FROM MANY CULTURES AND EVERY BOROUGH WILL JOIN TOGETHER FOR A CITYWIDE DAY AGAINST HATE VIOLENCE
The Day Against Hate is an opportunity for communities across New York to come together, learn concrete upstander skills, and begin to build the relationships we need to protect ourselves and each other from hate violence.
Hate violence is rising. Jewish, Muslim, Black and Brown, immigrant, and LGBTQ communities — all of us have a shared interest in defeating Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, xenophobia, racism, homophobia & transphobia, and all forms of identity-based violence.
By participating in the Date Against Hate, residents of New York City will take another step away from fear, and toward each other. None of us is responsible for the bigoted ideologies that undergird hate violence, but all of us have the ability to fight back. By becoming upstanders, we can take greater responsibility for the safety and character of our city, and ourselves.
Day Against Hate Coalition
ARAB AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK
THE AUDRE LORDE PROJECT
BROOKLYN MOVEMENT CENTER
CENTER FOR ANTI-VIOLENCE EDUCATION
DRUM (DESIS RISING UP & MOVING)
GLOBAL ACTION PROJECT
JEWS FOR RACIAL & ECONOMIC JUSTICE
MAKE THE ROAD NEW YORK
NEW YORK CITY ANTI-VIOLENCE PROJECT
758 8th Ave
New York, NY 10036
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