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Bystander Intervention to stop anti-Asian/American hate and xenophobic harassment (will not be recorded)

  • Sunday, June 26, 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Online ZOOM Meeting


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Presenter:  Ms. Amanda Lee, LCSW  
CEUs: 2
Cost: FREE for all (Members and Non-members)

Amanda Lee, current President of CSCSW and DEI Liaison for the Union of Pan Asian Communities (UPAC), is offering a 2-hour training developed by Right to BE ("formerly Hollaback!") , teaching us how to channel our energy into creative ways of dealing with harassment, coercion, bullying and even violence.

Being targeted with harassment because of your race, sex, religion, color, gender, size, orientation, disability, age, or origin is demoralizing and can impact our lives in many ways. But being targeted while surrounded by bystanders who see what is happening, but then do nothing, can make us feel even more isolated and alone. 

Right to BE partnered with Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC and adapted their free bystander intervention training to support the Asian/American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Unfortunately, attacks against the AAPI community and xenophobic crimes in the US are not new phenomena. The US has a long history of anti-Asian racism, and we have seen it manifested against different AAPI communities in many ways over the years, from discrimination in school to harassment against Asian women and more. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen increases in anti-Asian discrimination, racism, and harassment, and even anti-Asian attacks, hate crimes, and violence such as the Atlanta spa shooting in March 2021. The surge in anti-Asian racism and harassment continues to devastate AAPI communities in the US and across the world each day.

By attending this training, you will learn how to respond, intervene, and heal from harassment, bullying, coercion and even violence. The training aims to empower individuals with the resources they need to take care of themselves and others because we all have the right to be who we are, wherever we are.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify anti-Asian and xenophobic harassment.
  2. Give at least one example of anti-Asian/American harassment in U.S. history.
  3. Employ at least two strategies on how to safely intervene to stop harassment online and in-person.
  4. Describe the 5D’s of Bystander Intervention.

            About the Presenter:

            Amanda Lee (pronouns: she/her/) was born in Southern California to parents who immigrated from Hong Kong. She identifies as Chinese and speaks the Cantonese dialect, English and some Japanese. She relied heavily on her nanny and historical Chinese kung fu dramas to learn and retain her Cantonese language skills, stubbornly refusing (and later regretting her choice not) to attend Chinese school as a child. She embraces the different facets of her identity, valuing self-reflection on their intersections and how they show up in different spaces.  

            She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has a Master of Social Welfare with a concentration in Gerontology. She has practiced social work in a variety of settings and roles within the health and human services field, including, within adult and older adult outpatient and inpatient behavioral health, home-based intensive treatment, and PACE, and oversaw county-contracted programs. She provides clinical supervision to license-eligible BBS registrants and teaches in social work education at San Diego State University’s School of Social Work. She has extensive experience working with cultural minorities, including immigrants and refugees and individuals who identify as LGBT+. She currently serves as the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Liaison for UPAC which is the Union of Pan Asian Communities whose mission it is to improve the well-being and education of the Asian, Pacific Islander and other ethnic communities.  She is the current President of the Statewide organization, the California Society for Clinical Social Work. 

            Contact Tanya Moradians | SFV District | tmoradia@ucla.edu

            Workshop Logistics: After registering you will receive a link to the ZOOM meeting.

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