Look Out and Stand Up for Each Other: Non-Violent Bystander Intervention Training
“Look Out and Stand Up for Each Other: Non-Violent Bystander Intervention Training”
A Virtual Town Hall for Teens
sponsored by Senator Liz Krueger
And the New York City Commission on Human Rights
Wednesday, December 8th from 7pm – 8:15pm
Look out and stand up for your peers! Together let’s create a more inclusive and peaceful environment!
Learn what you can do to support other students who are targets of bullying and discrimination. This training is for high school students. Parents and Caregivers are welcome too.
This New York City Commission on Human Rights training for high school students can help you create a safer school community for yourself and your peers. You will get tools and learn strategies to help you respond safely when you see another student being bullied or discriminated against. Students leave these trainings equipped with verbal and behavioral de-escalation strategies to intervene non-violently to disrupt hate speech and hurtful behavior.
The Commission’s training was developed in partnership with the Center of Anti-Violence Education NYC.
The Virtual Town Hall will feature:
• Alphonso Christian Smith, Youth Initiatives Lead Advisor, New York City Commission on Human Rights
• Shaquan Womack, M.Ed, Racial and Restorative Justice Specialist, New York City Commission on Human Rights
You will have the option of joining the event online through Zoom, a webinar hosting service.
You will also have the option to view the event online through Facebook. Please note that you do not need a Facebook account or profile to view the event through Facebook.
If you do not have access to a computer, tablet, or other electronic device, you can listen in by telephone.
**Once you register for the event, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom and Facebook links, and the call-in information.**
The event will feature a question and answer session with Chris Smith and Shaquan Womack. If you want to learn why people are targeted for discrimination and bullying as well as the best strategies to respond safely, you should attend the December 8th Town Hall. Attendees will be able to submit questions through Zoom and Facebook during the event but are strongly encouraged to submit them in advance.
Please let us know if you plan to attend the Wednesday Virtual Town Hall by registering at https://tinyurl.com/teen-bystander-training.