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VCSE Training – Bystander Intervention and Tackling Hate Crime

April 26, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A free training session for voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations operating in York (United Kingdom).

About this event

About the Workshop

This workshop is aimed at empowering people to tackle hate. It is designed to help you challenge discrimination and to help others to support victims of hate. It is suitable for anyone that wants to support people affected by hate and hostility in their communities, neighbourhoods and workplaces.

From the workshop you will gain an understanding of the different levels of hate and improve your awareness of the bystander effect/why people do not intervene. You will increase your knowledge of the range of interventions that can be made, which we hope will provide you with the confidence to make an intervention that you feel comfortable with, therefore increasing the likelihood that you will intervene.

This free training has been made possible by the Stand By Me project working in conjunction with York CVS and York Disability Rights Forum.

Meet the Trainer:

Shamsher Chohan is the Creative Director at Communities Inc and has been developing and delivering bystander intervention programmes for the last 5 years.

Stand by Me UK is a Communities Inc project that empowers people to assist victims of bullying, harassment or hate through safe bystander interventions. Through this project they train people in England, Scotland, and Wales so that no one has to suffer from hatred anymore. They have received grant support from Google.org.

About the Venue:

Refreshments and lunch will be provided free of charge.

The event will have BSL/English interpreters present and a hearing loop is available. Please visit the Priory Street Centre’s accessibility webpage for more information.

For details on parking, please visit the Priory Street Centre’s parking information webpage.

We have been awarded the ‘We’re Good To Go’ COVID 19 Industry Standard Award from Visit England for our work in keeping our staff and visitors safe. Read more.

This training is supported by The National Lottery Community Fund. For more information, please contact Jane Granville, Funding and Development Officer, York CVS via: jane.granville@yorkcvs.org.uk.


April 26, 2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


York CVS
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Priory Street Centre (Main Hall) Priory Street Centre York YO1 6ET
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