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Bystander Intervention To Stop Online Harassment: How To Be An Ally When You Witness Abuse Online

In this free, one-hour, interactive training, we’ll give you the tools you need to intervene safely and effectively in online abuse using Right To Be’s 5Ds of bystander intervention. First, we’ll talk through what online harassment is and how to identify abusive tactics. We’ll discuss the severe impact online abuse can have – on well being, livelihoods, and free expression – and how it’s drowning out voices that urgently need to be heard in public discourse. Then, we’ll share concrete strategies for how to distract, delegate, document, delay, or directly intervene in a way that is safe, effective, and centered on the needs of the person being targeted.

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Mari Galicer is a technologist and educator working at the intersection of privacy, safety, and software. As a digital security trainer, she aims to create accessible and collaborative spaces for learning about digital safety, centered in the needs of those not traditionally represented in journalism and tech. As a researcher and software developer, she has worked with Mozilla, ACLU, NYU, and several start ups. She is currently a product manager for consumer privacy at Cloudflare.

Dax Valdes (he/him) is an actor, choreographer, director, and teaching artist based in NYC. In his time with Right to Be, Dax has trained over 150,000 people around the world. In May of 2021, he was nominated to the GMA Inspiration List for his work within the AAPI community and Right To Be. Currently, he is an actor with Only Make Believe – a non-profit organization that creates and performs interactive theater for children in hospitals and care facilities and on faculty with the Art of Science Learning.  He has served as the Associate Artistic Director for Leviathan Lab, Education Associate for the Vineyard Theatre, Associate Producer for the annual Career Transition For Dancers Galas (2004-17), and Producer for Capezio Dance Company’s 125th and 130th Anniversary Galas. Associate member – Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.