The DC Center for the LGBT Community’s Anti-Violence Project is offering a special training session on Sunday, Nov. 19, called “Bystanders Who Won’t Stand By: Skills Based Intervention Training.”
The three-hour training session, among other things, will provide “creative strategies for responding to incidents of harassment and ways to de-escalate aggressive behavior,” according to a write-up on the D.C. Center’s website.
“We believe in building a culture of active bystanders through whose actions we reduce verbal and physical violence and oppression, while promoting community and respect,” the write-up says. “Get trained and equip yourself with ways you can play a role in stopping harassment and violence.”
The training session will be held from 12-3 p.m. at the D.C. Center’s offices in the Reeves Center municipal building at 2000 14th St., N.W. A $10 fee is requested but “no one will be turned away,” the write-up says.