Everyone should be able to live in safety and peace and have their human and civil rights respected. But this election season, threats of harassment–and even armed violence–are growing. One way to help keep our communities safe is by having lots of people around the country showing up to the polls, protests, and other public places with skills in bystander intervention and de-escalation tactics. Preparation increases our collective capacity to show up and stand in the face of the unknown.
Watch this training on proven techniques for countering violence, whether it comes from a single person or a group of people.