A workshop on bystander intervention was held on Wednesday, 10 April 2019, at the premises of International Burch University. The aim of the project was to educate students on how to be active players in shaping a respectful environment free of intimidation, violence, and harassment. The ultimate goal of the workshop was to encourage more respectful professional conduct, to build a more supportive community, and to make sexual misconduct less likely. Moreover, the workshop also teaches concrete intervention skills and encourages students to intervene safely when they encounter troubling dynamics on campus and in their community.
The idea for organizing such a workshop was proposed by Anesa Opijač – a senior student at the Department of English Language and Literature and Humanity in Action senior fellow. Anesa had a chance to attend similar workshops and lectures, where she developed invaluable facilitating skills. The project was supported by SAFE (Student Association of Faculty of Education) and Faculty of Education and Humanities.