Compassionate Intervention Workshop

event March 7th, 2016 access_time 6:00pm
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Grandview Calvary Baptist Church
1803 East 1st Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia
V5L 4B8

Ever been in a situation with acquaintances, loved ones or strangers who say problematic things or are behaving oppressively?

Ever wonder how to respond or engage in ways that are constructive and move people towards learning? This training on compassionate intervention offers some insights and strategies on safely and effectively mobilizing our (understandable) inaction and/or (legitimate) anger to strive to end harmful and violent behaviours.


Nassim Elbardouh is an anti-racist organizer and educator. She offered this extremely popular workshop during No One Is Illegal’s Summer Skool.


Salal + Cedar is an alternative Christian community with a vocation for environmental justice. Anti-oppression work is a critical part of what we do because land, water and species justice cannot be separated from Indigenous justice and environmental and economic racism. We hope to follow-up this workshop with a regular “practice group” growing the skills for intervention, interruption and knowing when intervention is not helpful.

Accessibility Information

Grandview Baptist is on unceded Coast Salish Territory. The church’s kitchen’s entrance is at street level, which gives access to washrooms, kitchen and lower hall. One washroom has a stall that can accommodate a wheelchair. The washroom door opening is 86 cm, and the stall door is 61 cm. Washrooms are de-gendered for community events. Workshop is in English.

Childminding and art supplies and toys for children will be provided. Doors open at 6:00pm for a 6:30 start. Snacks provided.

The event is a free gift to the community but we are happy to accept donations on site toward the just compensation of childcare providers and the workshop designer and facilitator.

Please register here.