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RISE: Respecting Individuals and Supporting Equity

The RISE Program is a suite of workshops that provide training and education on bystander intervention skills in order to prevent and respond to discrimination and harassment.

The goal of our workshops are to foster a safe and inclusive campus community. Participants will receive foundational knowledge on how oppression manifests, and what they can do on an individual level to foster a safe and inclusive community at UOIT. In each workshop, bystander intervention skills will be applied through the use of case studies or role playing activities.

If you have any questions about the RISE Program, please contact equity@uoit.ca.

RISE: Main workshop

Participants will be introduced to bystander intervention skills that they can use to prevent and respond to discrimination and harassment. It is recommended that participants complete this workshop before attending other RISE workshops.

Rise: anti-racism

Participants will identify stereotypes targeting racialized people, and discuss known cases of discrimination and harassment that have targeted racialized communities.

RISE: First Peoples

Participants will be introduced to the history of Indigenous peoples in Canada, and engage in interactive activities addressing the negative impact colonization had and continues to have on Indigenous peoples today.

RISE: Gender identity

Participants will identify stereotypes based on gender roles, and discuss feminism, patriarchy, and the oppression of the transgender community.

RISE: Religion and Spirituality

Participants will identify stereotypes stemming from religious and spiritual differences, and discuss known cases of discrimination and harassment that have targeted religious and spiritual communities.

RISE: SEXUAL ORIENTATION

Participants will identify stereotypes based on sexual orientation (ie. lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, etc), and discuss known cases of discrimination and harassment that have targeted these communities.

RISE: Sexual Violence Prevention

Participants will identify ways that they can prevent, intervene, and respond to sexual violence, and discuss topics such as rape culture, consent, and the spectrum of sexual violence.

Dates of workshops running in the 2017-2018 academic year will be posted in late August 2017.

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