Have you ever witnessed racist, sexist, homophobic, or similarly offensive behavior and not known what to say in response? Or have you ever been challenged at work for saying something inappropriate?
Join panelists as they discuss the concept of active witnessing (or bystander intervention) and the impacts this can have on you. Active Witnessing is one of the ways to intervene in striving to create more inclusive and respectful communities on campus.
Audience members will learn new skills to help you speak up and respond to discrimination.
This event is presented as part of Thrive Week at UBC. Learn more
Speaking Up is Hard to Do: Fostering Healthy Communities
Monday, November 2, 2015
12 – 1:30pm
Liu Institute for Global Issues (Wayfinding at UBC)
Sara-Jane Finlay – Associate Vice President, Equity and Inclusion
Alexandria Baugh – Undergraduate student, Department of Kinesiology
Hanae Tsukada – Classroom Climate and Educational Resource Developer, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
Lucia Lorenzi, Liu Scholar; PhD Candidate, Department of English
This event is open to UBC students, faculty and staff. Refreshments will be served.
Co-presented by Equity and Inclusion Office, Liu Institute for Global Issues and Student Development Services.