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Bystander Intervention Workshop: Combating Acts of Hate and Discrimination

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Date(s) - 07/24/2018
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Beit El-Maqdis

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Free USD
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(718) 722-3130
Organization:
NYC Commission on Human Rights


BROOKLYN, NY

Please join the NYC Commission on Human Rights for a Bystander Intervention Workshop: Combating Acts of Hate and Discrimination.

Why this workshop?

According to the NYC Commission on Human Rights recently released report, 1 in 4 Muslim women experienced being pushed or shoved on a subway platform. Last week, a Muslim woman was verbally harassed on the S53 bus in an anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim incident. In response, the NYC Commission on Human Rights is partnering with the Arab American Association of NY (AAANY) to host a bystander intervention workshop.

In times like these, it is important to know how to successfully and safely disrupt a hostile or aggressive situation you may witness, and to ensure your actions are more helpful than harmful.

There will be resources from the city on protections from discrimination shared by the Commission on Human Rights as well as a Commission attorney available to take in any potential complaints of discrimination from the public in one-on-one consultations.

Co-sponsors for this event include:

– Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs

– Bay Ridge for Social Justice

– Bay Ridge Fights Back

– South Brooklyn for Progressive Resistance

– Councilmember Justin Brannan’s Office

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