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How to Participate

Please email Rachael Sullivan rachael.sullivan@ubc.ca (Vancouver) or Jenica Frisque jenica.frisque@ubc.ca (Okanagan) for information about upcoming workshop dates or to learn how to bring a Really? workshop to your campus group or department.

Workshop Information

Have you ever heard demeaning, racist/sexist/homophobic or other discriminatory comments and not known what to do? You might have overheard such statements both in and outside the classroom from classmates, friends, or even strangers. But how can you respond safely and effectively?

Really? workshops are interactive, 90-minute sessions led by trained student facilitators. As a participant, you will examine various scenarios and discuss potential response strategies. Topics include:

  • How to respond to discriminatory remarks and other situations with concrete and constructive action.
  • Your options when witnessing such situations.
  • The skills needed to effectively and safely intervene in situations of discrimination and prejudice.

The workshop provides mini-lectures and interactive learning activities, using scripted scenarios, videos, role-playing, and group discussion. Its aim is to empower participants to respond to discriminatory situations as active bystanders.

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