At The End Of The Day with Hannah Sung

6/8/2022

How to break the bystander effect with Julie Lalonde

Season 1, Ep. 6
Last fall, a woman was sexually assaulted on public transit in Philadelphia. And there was a ton of social media disbelief – how could other passengers just sit there and not do anything?That’s why I reached out to Julie Lalonde for my podcast. Julie is a women’s rights advocate and public educator, and she’s been teaching bystander intervention for over 10 years.In this episode, Julie gives us life-changing tools for how to react when we witness harmful behaviour, whether it’s violence, hate crimes, catcalling, or online abuse. Ultimately, her tools are about creating safe communities and once I learned them, it changed the way I saw everything.This episode references sexual assault and gender-based violence. Please listen with care.Resources:Assaulted Women’s Helpline in Ontario: 1-866-863-0511OutsideOfTheShadows.ca (Julie’s public service announcement on stalking for survivors and their allies)ShelterSafe.ca (One stop website for all the women's shelters in Canada)PSA for the Stand Up trainingCanadian Women’s FoundationSistering, multi-service agency for at-risk, socially isolated women and trans people in TorontoAnduhyaun, shelter and transitional housing serving Toronto’s Indigenous women and childrenResilience Is Futile: The Life and Death and Life of Julie S. LalondeRelevant links:Subscribe to my newsletter: www.endoftheday.caInstagram: www.instagram.com/at_the_eodPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/ateodJulie’s Twitter: twitter.com/JulieSLalonde