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Free workshops on managing and preventing anti-LGBTQ+ harassment

Rachel Badham November 13, 2021

Hollaback! – an organisation dedicated to ending harassment and violence – is hosting a series of free, online workshops to help attendees understand the issues LGBTQ+ people face, while also offering methods to manage and prevent harassment. With slots on November 13, 15 and 17, the one-hour-long workshops can be booked online for free, with a maximum of 5,000 people per session.

Sessions are run from an american group and start at 7pm british time. 

The sessions aim to “help people to respond to immediate threats to LGTBQ+ folks with an end goal of sustained community and systemic change, preventing and responding to violence and harassment.” By utilising the 5D’s of bystander intervention methodology, Hollaback! will teach those who attend the workshop about how to intervene without risking their own safety, so that more people are able to actively fight anti-LGBTQ+ harassment.

Anybody can register for a session online while spaces are available and you can learn more about the training and some of the ideas and techniques being discussed here