Monday June 26, 6-9pm
University Centre (UC) room 334, University of Guelph
Do you want more skills for how to respond when sketchy things are happening at a party, at work, or on the bus? If your co-worker made a rape joke would you freeze? It’s normal to freeze or be confused about how to act when we see toxic words and behaviours.
Folks in the participatory workshop will learn skills to interrupt behaviours that can lead to sexual assault. Although the skills we’ll be practicing will use scenarios about sexual violence, the skills learned can also be used to interrupt other forms of oppression as well.
Erin Crickett is an intersectional feminist who has been working in the gender justice movement for over fifteen years and proudly works at SACHA – Hamilton’s Sexual Assault Centre as their Public Educator. She is passionate about experiential education and approaching social change work with both a sense of urgency as well as a sense of humour. In 2016, Crickett created the #WeBelieveSurvivors campaign as a response to victim blaming in courts and the media. Crickett brings her experience as a scientist, tall ship sailor, environmental educator, baker, migrant labour advocate, shelter worker, dog sledder, farm hand, and roller derby skater to her work as an educator.
This workshop is the third in the Summer Institute series, which runs from June 19 to July 11. For general information and the list of workshops, go to http://opirgguelph.org/2017/06/summer-institute/ or https://www.facebook.com/SummerInstituteGuelph/
– this workshop is FREE!
– the room is wheelchair accessible.
– there will be access to an accessible and gender-neutral washroom.
– Vegan and gluten-free snacks (but not a meal) will be provided – feel free to bring additional food for your break if you’d like.
– Child care is available upon request with 48 hours notice. Babies are welcome in the workshop.
– Handouts can be made available in alternative formats with advance notice.
– Bus tickets will be available at the workshop.
– Unfortunately we cannot offer ASL interpretation but please get in touch to talk about how we can make the workshop accessible to you in other ways.
* Please help us to ensure a scent-reduced space. Perfumes, fragrances, scented products and cigarette smoke can be barriers for facilitators and participants. For more information on how to eliminate and reduce scents please see
Please contact us with any other needs or questions!