An educational seminar on bystander awareness and intervention when witnessing bullying or harassment. Personal stories and audience participation will be encouraged.
Respond in Empowering Ways: Preventing bullying or harassment
An educational seminar with our current Writer-in-Residence, Victor Yipp
When: RESCHEDULED TO Sun, 29 January 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM PST
Where: Historic Joy Kogawa House, 1450 West 64th Avenue, Vancouver
Admission: by donation
An educational seminar on bystander awareness and intervention when witnessing bullying or harassment. Personal stories and audience participation will be encouraged. We’ll talk through five strategies for intervention developed by the Right to Be organization – Distract, Delegate, Document, Delay, and Direct – and share personal stories about ways you helped others and protected your own safety while intervening.
This is a story-sharing event, so please bring along stories about how you may have intervened when confronted with harassment events in public while minimizing risk to yourself. Or, alternatively, bring along stories about when you were the subject of harassment and how intervention may have improved the outcome.
I’ve Got Your Back: The Indispensable Guide to Stopping Harassment When You See It by Jorge Arteaga and Emily May of Right to Be (righttobe.org), formerly Hollaback, will be available for sale ahead of the event. Reserve your copy by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Victor Yipp is an emerging writer who completed a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing in 2007 after many years working as a computer programmer, systems analyst, data centre manager, and consultant.
During his programming career, he wrote computer programs to simulate the flight of guided missiles, including the Apollo flights. In between IT positions, he took a break to go to law school. After graduation and passing the bar, he worked in civil rights law for a few years and served as an Illinois assistant attorney general.
Now he combines these interests writing young adult novels that explore social justice issues, including historic and contemporary anti-Asian racism.
Victor Yipp will write in residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House in January 2023 and, as a community contribution during the period, will present a public program on bystander awareness.
Find out more on the Current Writer-in-Residence page.