“Bystander intervention training is about a collective response, looking out for each other, taking concerns seriously and being able to help resolve the situation and the conflict,” said Emily Leedham, president of the Consent Awareness and Sexual Education Club at the University of Calgary, which brought the workshop to the Den.
“The training itself was really important in that it focused on how to give the person who is experiencing the harassment the power to address the situation.
“It’s about validating the experiences of someone experiencing the harassment. With a better understanding of those issues, and better support (for potential victims), it keeps the perpetrator accountable.”
We are very excited to finally share with you a project we've been working on all summer, collaborating with the Students' Union, Den management and Calgary Sexual Health Centre. Working with these groups, CASE helped to bring bystander intervention training to the U of C's campus bar, the Den. We are thankful to see the Den become a leader in sexual assault prevention and hope to see this program continue in years to come. Read the full article here.