This month, CAIR-WA hosted its first-ever Bystander Intervention Training.
Here are 5 things to remember if you witness a hate crime or harassment in public.
1) Be aware of surroundings
2) If you see something happening, pay attention. Take off headphones. Pause conversation. Position self to get better view.
3) Don't assume someone else will do something.
4) Point out the situation to people around you. Tell them you're going to support the targeted person and ask if they'd like to help.
5) When you first approach the targeted person, introduce yourself and quietly explain you saw what was happening and wanted to offer support. If the targeted person says they are fine and don't want support, respect their wishes and move back, but monitor the situation.