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Presented By: Rackham Graduate School

Bystander Intervention: What to Do When You May Not Know What to Do

This workshop will give a basic introduction to Bystander Intervention. In this workshop, participants will learn about what causes hesitancy when thinking about intervening, types of harm that people may encounter, and strategies to safely intervene. Participants will also explore identity and how the identities we hold affect our understanding of the world around us.
Learning objectives:

Gain an understanding of what it means to be a bystander and factors that influence intervention
Gain multiple strategies to intervene and disrupt harm, such as microaggressions, bias incidents, stereotyping, sexual harassment, etc.
Act as an ally and educator, especially when you hold privilege and power and witness harm to those who do not hold privilege

This workshop is part of the Rackham North Workshop Series although graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from all campuses are welcome to attend.
This workshop is designed for master’s students, doctoral students, and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty and staff, please contact to see if we can accommodate your attendance.
Registration is required at
We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our events. If an accommodation would promote your full participation in this event, please follow the registration link to indicate your accommodation requirements. Please let us know as soon as possible in order to have adequate time, preferably one week, to arrange for your requested accommodations or an effective alternative.

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