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Bystander Intervention Training

Nikita Ragjopal ’17 writes in:

Become an active bystander by registering for Wesleyan’s bystander intervention training! Empowered bystanders make the campus community safer by standing up and speaking out when they witness situations that could potentially harm the health and safety of others. Intervening with peers can be difficult for a number of reasons and training will provide you with the skills to move from inaction to action and intervene safely and effectively. The training features two distinct and separate tracks: sexual violence prevention and alcohol use intervention. The next training is Monday, September 19, 2016. Register here!

Date: Monday, September 19
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Place: TBA; participants will receive instructions after signing up

We Speak We Stand Halloweekend Message

We Speak We Stand wants you to intervene this Halloween! Wesleyan’s bystander intervention program is promoting tips and intervention strategies for how to intervene in potentially harmful or uncomfortable situations. Posters from past campaigns can be seen here and here, but here are two posters specific to this weekend:

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We Speak We Stand: Campus-Wide Bystander Intervention Training!

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From Willa Beckman ’15:

Become an active bystander by registering for Wesleyan’s bystander intervention training! Empowered bystanders make the campus community safer by standing up and speaking out when they witness situations that could potentially harm the health and safety of others. Intervening with peers can be difficult for a number of reasons and training will provide you with the skills to move from inaction to action and intervene safely and effectively.

The training features two distinct and separate tracks: sexual violence prevention and alcohol use intervention.

The next training is Monday, November 3rd, 7-10PM in 41 Wyllys room 112. Dinner included!

Register here by Friday, October 31st at 12:00pm.

Deadline: Friday, October 31st, 2014
Event Date: Monday, November 3rd, 2014
Time: 7-10PM
Place: 41 Wyllys room 112

WE Speak WE Stand Bystander Intervention Program

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WesWell Director Tanya Purdy invites you to speak up and stand up for your friends and classmates:

WE Speak, WE Stand aims to create a community that is actively engaged in the prevention of sexual assault, relationship violence and advocates for the responsible use of alcohol. The goal of the program is to empower bystanders to intervene in high risk situations involving alcohol use, sexual assault and relationship violence. Empowered bystanders make the campus community safer by standing up and speaking out when they witness situations that could potentially harm the health and safety of others. Intervening with peers can be challenging for a number of reasons and training will provide you with the skills to move from inaction to action and intervene safely and effectively.

We Speak We Stand: Sexual Assault Workshop

Ali Patrick ’13 and the Sexual Violence Action Committee invite you to Speak Up and Stand Up:

Empowered bystanders create a safer community by standing up and speaking out when they witness situations that could potentially harm the health and safety of others. This workshop will provide you with the skills to move from inaction to action and intervene safely and effectively. Participants will leave with a basic understanding of the dynamics of sexual assault and demonstrate and practice effective ways to intervene with friends, fellow students and community members. This is a supplemental workshop that covers the basics of sexual assault and bystander intervention and is not the full WE Speak WE Stand training.

Date: Thursday, Nov. 1
Time: 7-8 pm
Location: Alpha Delt
Check out the Facebook event here

Red Flag Campaign

The Sexual Violence Action Committee (SVAC) and Counseling and Psychological Services are coming together to launch the Red Flag Campaign as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Keep an eye out for the flags and posters that will be scattered around campus, and use them as a reminder to speak up when you see problematic behaviors in relationships. Oh, and come lend us a hand at dinner in Usdan during the week of October 22nd – we’re making a mural. The Campaign will be wrapped up on Monday, October 29th from 7-9pm with an Open Mic focused on relationships, relationship violence and sexual violence. More details about location coming soon.

Shoot an email to Rachel Verner ’15, SART Intern at rverner(at)wesleyan(dot)edu, if you’re interested in performing.