Upstander Training – Step Up and Speak Out to Stop Sexual Violence

Presented by The Harmony Project, YWCA Banff


Wednesday, March 22

6:30 - 8 p.m.

FREE! RSVP required

What does consent really mean? We know that 45% of Albertans have experienced sexual violence at some point in their life - meaning consent was not respected. We also know that the tourism & hospitality industry experiences much higher rates of sexual harassment. Our community is determined to change this. The Harmony Project is working to create societal shifts to end violence in our communities.

In this session we will talk about being active and engaged “upstanders” who can help prevent sexual violence by recognizing when a situation could escalate and stepping up and speaking out to intervene.

From this session you will practice the tools to be able to:

  • Recognize sexual violence culture
  • Define consent
  • Learn and practice the intervention tools to be an upstander
  • Be an active and engaged upstander in preventing violence 
  • Recognize the impacts of sexual harassment 
  • Respond to disclosures of sexual violence
  • Use trauma informed practices everyday 

Let’s work together to build a safe and inclusive community!

Learn more about The Harmony Project here

Bystander: someone who is present at an event or incident but does not take part; remains inactive.

Upstander: someone who recognizes actions, attitudes, and beliefs that normalize violence and stands up or speaks up against them.

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