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Bystander Intervention Training to Stop Anti-Asian and Xenophobic Harassment

Sessions offered May 26, June 2 and June 9


May 26, 2022

1:00 PM


June 9, 2022

2:00 PM


Three session options: See below


In the wake of rising anti-Asian racism and violence across our region and the U.S., the Asian Community Fund at the Boston Foundation is partnering with the Massachusetts House Asian Caucus and Massachusetts Asian American and Pacific Islander Commission to host a series of three upcoming training sessions to combat Anti-Asian harassment and xenophobia.

In this virtual workshop hosted on Zoom, and co-sponsored by Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, you will learn how to intervene effectively as a bystander without ever compromising your safety. This training is geared to members of the AAPI community across Massachusetts, as well as allies and supporters. 

The 75-minute, interactive training will teach you our 5D's of bystander intervention methodology. We'll start by talking about the types of disrespect that Asian and Asian American folks are facing right now -- from microaggressions to violence -- using a tool we call the "spectrum of disrespect." You'll learn what to look for and the positive impact that bystander intervention has on individuals and communities. We'll talk through five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening. We'll have time at the end for practice, and you'll leave feeling more confident intervening the next time you see anti-Asian/American harassment online or in person.

Please note that each training session will offer the same content. You only need to register for ONE session that best accommodates your schedule and language needs.

Session Options

Click on the date of a session to register:

In English, with live translation in Vietnamese
In English, with live translation in Mandarin and Cantonese

In English, with live translation in Hindi