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East Galt
June 4, 2021

New Submission : Harassment in the…

I witnessed a person make racist comments to a colleague. It was in passing, so I used the "delay" strategy and checked in with them after. My colleague said they were ok, nothing that the same person did the very same thing the day prior. I was very upset that this person felt it necessary to say hurtful things at all, but with absolutely zero provocation...!?
Ottawa
June 3, 2021

New Submission : Bystander intervention!

I saw a man yell racial slurs at someone, and when I stepped in the harrasser began to yell at me and follow me down the street, yelling slurs at me. I would do things differently now, having taken Bystander Intervention training!
May 13, 2021

New Submission : Harassed in Findlay…

I am 13 years old but I look older than I am. Today I was walking home with my friend who is 14. While we were walking through Dragonfly Park in Findlay Creek, Ottawa, a bunch of male teenagers in a car pulled up near us and asked for our Snapchat in a threatening tone. I yelled “no!” Then they started laughing and continued to watch us as we walked…

News

Open letter to the Ottawa Citizen

We sent the following letter to the Ottawa Citizen on March 30th but they chose not to publish it. “We are appalled by the Citizen’s recent coverage of serious allegations made by local women against JJ Clarke. As a coalition of groups working to end violence against women in Ottawa, it is very disheartening to see … Continued

FREE WORKSHOP: Addressing harassment in gym spaces

We’re partnering with Andrea Blake, holistic personal trainer and body neutrality advocate, to bring you a FREE workshop focused on harassment in gym spaces! Join us for a lively discussion on how to be a solid bystander for anyone experiencing harassment in a gym setting. We’ll also brainstorm ways you can occupy your space and … Continued