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Community Bystander Interventions Workshop

March 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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One event on March 5, 2018 at 2:00pm


March 5
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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The Nina Haggerty Gallery
9225 118 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5G 0K6 Canada
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March 5 | 10:00am – 1:00pm or 2:00pm – 5:00pm
The Nina Haggerty Gallery (9225 118 Avenue)

Creating a Culture of Consent: Community Bystander Interventions

In this current climate of workplace and social bullying and inappropriate sexual behaviour, SkirtsAfire and Theatre Alberta are partnering to bring the following workshop to Edmonton on March 5, 2018:

Workshop hosted by: Calgary Sexual Health Centre

In this workshop for theatre and other artistic communities, participants will increase their knowledge and identify how media and society perpetuate harmful messages about consent, relationships, and sexual violence. We will explore and discuss the bystander effect and some common barriers to intervention. Participants will also learn practical tools that will prepare them to recognize when and how they can be active bystanders. 

The 3 hour workshop will take place on Monday March 5 and can be taken either from 10am to 1pm or 2pm to 5pm. It will take place in the Nina Gallery (9225-118 Ave) in amongst SkirtsAfire’s visual art installation, The Wombs We Come From, curated by Lana Whiskeyjack. This workshop is by donation. Please RSVP to by March 4 to secure your spot in one of the workshops as space is limited. Spots are first come, first served.

The workshop will be facilitated by Stafford Perry who is the Wiseguyz Program Coordinator and Community Educator at the Calgary Sexual Health Centre as well as an actor who has worked across Canada. Co-hosting with him is Edmonton’s own Brooke Leifso, a professional theatre and community art practitioner. She is currently working on her Masters of Arts in Expressive Arts Therapy – Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding. She is also a skilled facilitator in popular education and social justice models.

This workshop is sponsored by Theatre Alberta with funding from The Alberta Foundation for the Arts and Christie Lites Sales, as part of the ‘Workshops by Request: Hometown Series.’