Bystander Intervention Training @ 3840 N St Clair Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73112, United States, Oklahoma City [23 September]

Bystander Intervention Training

17:00 - 20:00

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3840 N St Clair Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73112, United States
Since November of 2016, the American Muslim community has seen an increase in the number of bias incidents and hate crimes. Here in Oklahoma, we have witnessed Islamophobic harassment and discrimination. These incidents can be scary, but can we afford to stand by while our neighbors, colleagues, friends, and family are attacked? How do we act as allies to protect our communities and dismantle the systematic biases that allow hate incidents to happen?

Join CAIR Oklahoma, Surayya Anne Foundation OKC, and our special guest Zahra Billoo, Executive Director of CAIR-SFBA as we teach you how to safely intervene in the event you witness a hate crime or bias incident!

This training will equip you with tools to protect a victim of harassment without escalating a volatile situation. You will learn the principles behind safe and proactive intervention and have the chance to practice the techniques you learn. We will also discuss some ideas about larger solutions to stop incidents of violence before they start. The training is intended for anyone aged 15+ — no prior training is required.

It can be uncomfortable to challenge social norms and intervene in a situation in the moment, but learning how to make our community safer is an important lesson for all of us. This training will involve light to moderate physical movement, interaction in small groups, and role-playing scenarios. We are happy to provide any accommodations to make this training accessible to all.

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