At The End Of The Day with Hannah Sung
How to break the bystander effect with Julie Lalonde
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.
- Assaulted Women’s Helpline in Ontario: 1-866-863-0511
- OutsideOfTheShadows.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 training
- Canadian Women’s Foundation
- Sistering, multi-service agency for at-risk, socially isolated women and trans people in Toronto
- Anduhyaun, shelter and transitional housing serving Toronto’s Indigenous women and children
- Resilience Is Futile: The Life and Death and Life of Julie S. Lalonde
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