May 8, 2023

Livable Sunnyvale Presents: Community Bystander Intervention Training


Anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment are on the rise across the U.S. and in Sunnyvale. Learn tools to help you intervene as a bystander without ever compromising your safety.

This interactive training will teach you Right To Be’s 5Ds of bystander intervention method. We’ll start by talking about the types of disrespect — from microaggressions to violence. You’ll learn the positive impact that bystander intervention has on individuals and communities. We’ll talk through five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct.

You will also learn how to prioritize your own safety while intervening. We’ll have time at the end for practice. You’ll leave feeling more confident intervening the next time you witness harassment.

When: Thursday, May 11
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.*
Where: Virtual on Zoom or in-person at the Sunnyvale Senior Center

*Registration and refreshments will start at 6:30 p.m. for those attending in-person at the Sunnyvale Senior Center (550 E Remington Dr.).
This training is part of the 2023 Sunnyvale Unity series. It’s brought to you in partnership with Fremont Union High School District, Sunnyvale School District, and Santa Clara County Supervisor Otto Lee’s Office.

May 11th
7:00PM - 8:30PM
Virtual on Zoom or in-person at the Sunnyvale Senior Center