The Anti-Racism Response Training (A.R.T.) program, developed by Dr. Ishu Ishiyama, and enhanced and adapted – including virtual adaptation – by Thanh Tazumi, Naomi L. Wolfe, & Sanchit Mittal, uses a witness-centred approach to disrupting racism. This Canadian-based training is designed to be relevant to the audience and encourages participants to shift from being frozen or silent bystanders to becoming active witnesses. This online workshop is highly interactive and offers experiential activities to develop and strengthen active witnessing skills. In a safe and supported online forum, participants will practice how they can respond to disrupt racism and build a safer and more inclusive community.
- Consider the impacts of being a passive bystander vs. active witness
- Gain greater empathy regarding the harmful impacts of racist encounters
- Review four levels of witnessing
- Explore four key categories of active witnessing
- Learn and practice a wide range of anti-racism responses and share some of your own