One year ago, Inclusive Leaders in Duncan, Vancouver Island, Canada showed up to help make what turned out to be a powerful public service announcement that is worth watching again and again. Please take a couple of minutes to watch: What Do You Do? by clicking here or clicking on the video below:
“What Do You Do?” is a call to action:
The actions we are calling on you to take are:
- Watch “What Do You Do?”
- Share “What Do You Do?”
- Remember the message in “What Do You Do?”
- Show up and Stand Up for others
- Take Anti-Discrimination First Aid Training
What Do You Do? is a 2 minute true story. We hope you will share this video with others and read on for more information about Anti-Discrimination First Aid Training.
What do you do when someone targets you because of your differences?
The main message of “What Do You Do?” is that it’s not what you do, It’s What We Do.
What Do WE Do?
What Do We Do – Anti-Discrimination First Aid workshops are co-facilitated by members of the Inclusive Leadership Co-operative. We teach that skills for responding effectively to situations of racism and other forms of discrimination are similar to First Aid skills for responding to any sort of emergency situation. Just as we can all learn to become Emergency First Aid Responders, we can all learn to become Anti-Discrimination First Aid Responders. instead of standing by when someone is being treated unfairly, we can all be prepared to step up and take effective action to reduce harm, prevent escalation, and save lives. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up What Do We Do – Anti-Discrimination First Aid Training for your school, community group, or other organization.
What will an hour or a few hours of Anti-Discrimination First Aid Training do for your school, work place or community group? What Do We Do? workshops work wonders for engaging students, staff and volunteers in (a) building welcoming and inclusive environments that are free of discrimination and (b) developing the skills, confidence and wisdom needed to respond to effectively to situations of mistreatment, injustice, exclusion and other forms of discrimination.
What Do We Do?
The ABCs of Anti-Discrimination First Aid are highly effective in reducing harm, preventing escalation, and helping to restore safety, respect, equality and happiness.
An Anti-Discrimination First Aid Responder learns to ask and answer these questions:
A is for Assess the Situation: Is it safe for me to help or should I go and get more help? Who should I offer to help? What should I offer to do?
B is for (Take a) BREAK: How can I help at least one person find safety and calm by taking a break and taking time out from this situation – even for a few minutes?
C is for Communicate Concerns with Care: What can I say that will communicate my concern and compassion? What can I say that will help at least one person stop, think, listen, and talk about what is going on calmly and thoughtfully?
D is for Delegate, Debrief and Defuse: Who else can I involve in responding and what can I ask them to do? Who can I talk to about what happened? Who can I contact who has the skills and authority to resolve this situation in ways that will restore safety, respect, equality and happiness?
E is for Ethical Witnessing: It is never to late to call attention to unfair practices and discriminatory situations. How can I help publicize the discrimination that happened in ways that will lead to positive change?
F is for Form a Circle of Support: Who can I gather together to help create a sanctuary of safety, respect, equality and fun for someone who is being put-down, marginalized or otherwise mistreated?