Active Bystander Intervention Workshop

Saturday, 22 February

Active Bystander Intervention Workshop

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Are you troubled by the rise in intolerance and hatred towards minorities since the election and Brexit? Maybe you’ve witnessed harassment or hate crime, but not known how to intervene? Or not had the confidence?
In this exploratory workshop we will experiment with the power of being an active bystander. Together we will discover how to recognise and respond to these situations, while considering our own safety and the wellbeing of others. We will look at the barriers and aids to intervening, and through play, support one another to find strategies to challenge discrimination.
Studies have shown that it only takes one person intervening to encourage others to join in; be that person.
Suggested donation £3 – £8 all proceeds go to support DIY Space for London a volunteer run community space 💖No one turned away for lack of funds!
Accessibility info
This event is co-hosted by Rehearse the Revolution and Love Sex, Hate Sexism Collective
Rehearse the Revolution
Rehearse the Revolution is a friendly and informal collective of people who believe that change is possible

We meet to use the tools of ‘Theatre of the Oppressed’ discovered by Augusto Boal, to co-create strategies with which to challenge injustice and inequality.
​We begin by co-creating a scene which represents the problems we face. Then together, we play the scene repeatedly, each time with a different person stepping in and trying a different way to overcome the problem.

Who hasn’t left a situation and thought ‘I wish I’d said this…. I wish I had done that…’
This approach allows us to see ‘What would happen if….’

We stay curious.
We see what others would do in this situation.
We rehearse what we could do in the future if faced with a similar problem.
We experiment with new approaches.
We are creating the future we want to inhabit.
Love Sex, Hate Sexism
Love Sex Hate Sexism is a small grassroots collective, that formed because too many sexual assaults were happening in the DIY-punk scene and there was a complete lack of accountability. We now work to help raise awareness of sexism and sexual assaults within alternative community, while also promoting healthy sexual attitudes. We created printed material and run workshops on consent, sex positivity and intersectional feminism.
About the facilitators:
✨Gaynor is a theatre practitioner and facilitator, who is passionate about diversity and youth engagement. She has extensive experience of training resource development, and specialisms in disability inclusion and Theatre of the Oppressed.
With over a decade of working in the international development sector, leading educational programmes exploring humanitarian issues, diversity and leadership, she uses drama, art and storytelling in her work.
✨Diana is a co-founder of Love Sex, Hate Sexism collective. She has been facilitating consent and sex positive workshops for the past 5 years and facilitating Active Bystander Workshops for the last 2 years at Goldsmiths University, where she also studies an MA in Race, Media and Social Justice. Diana has worked as an advisor and spoken on diversity and inclusivity panels.

Date & Time: 

Saturday, 22 February, 2020 - 12:00 to 15:00
DIY Space for London
96 – 108 Ormside Street
SE15 1TF
United Kingdom

DIY Space For London is a cooperatively-run social centre located in South London, just off Old Kent Road. We offer low cost creative facilities, meeting rooms and social space as well as space for screenings, talks and performances.

opening times: 

Monday: 12:00pm - 11:30pm
Tuesday: 12:00pm - 11:30pm
Wednesday: 12:00pm - 11:30pm
Thursday: 12:00pm - 11:30pm
Friday: 12:00pm - 12:00am
Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:00am
Sunday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm