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Conflict De-escalation in Protest Spaces - Shared screen with speaker view
Erika
11:37
Hello my name is Erika my gender pronouns or she/her
Erika
11:58
i hope to learn how to protest safely in presence of counter protesters
Kelly Erickson
11:58
Hi from the Pacific Northwest. I'm Kelly (she/her). I hope to learn practical tips for de-escalation.
J Factor
12:05
Joanne, she/her, de-escalation for more than one counterprotestor.
Matthew O'Brien
12:06
Matt. He/him. Ideas about personal safety/up-stander intervention in crowds.
Shiela
13:11
Hi my name if Sheila. Pronouns she/her. I am wanting to learn more about de-escalation in general and specifically. THANK YOU Hollaback and everyone here
Erika
46:11
does every protest have a safety team?
Erika
56:29
based on this workshop i would ask him what health care services he cares about and relies on
Kelly Erickson
57:36
one suggestion: start by be slower to respond. (looks like they could have used a breath) :)
J Factor
58:33
I think it’s noteworthy that the Proof Boy protestor had a camera, and seems to be deliberately baiting pro-PP for video footage.
J Factor
01:00:48
Proud Boy
Erika
01:01:08
if i really didnt feel threatened (which i think i would) i would ask them perhaps why they protested in that manner
Matthew O'Brien
01:02:53
Depends on who it is. I would feel more comfortable initiating a conversation wit another cishet male than with other identities.
J Factor
01:02:57
There is the option to not engage at all, if I didn’t feel I could at that moment, calmly.
Erika
01:05:06
i would askthem if they needed to take a breath or needed a hug or some way to center and ground them
Matthew O'Brien
01:05:30
Someone I know? Gentle touch to the shoulder or arm to help them reconnect to the present moment. Ask if that’s *really* something they want to do?
J Factor
01:06:16
Or, if I didn’t know or feel close to that person, find one of their friends to help re-center them.
Matthew O'Brien
01:09:04
Regular exercise, sleep, & meditation. Staying routinely healthy allows more reserves during stress.
Erika
01:09:08
have a snack to not get hangry, wear good shoes, and go with a friend
J Factor
01:10:16
Listen to music. Plug my guitar into a few distortion or fuzz pedals and crank the volume (and wear earplugs).
Kelly Erickson
01:11:11
consider basic needs (rest, nutrition, hydration)... Another self care tip is to process through journaling later, even considering how you'd like to do thingsdifferently next time
Erika
01:18:18
Comment: i think moments of connection from differing sides of a protest (esp on video) can be really impactful ont he general public
Erika
01:19:53
my main takeaway is the value of listening and acknowledging how someone else feels even if i dont agree with them
Matthew O'Brien
01:20:29
I’ve often gone to protests alone. Makes much more sense to go with friends or an organized group.
J Factor
01:21:22
Practicing how to disagree, respectfully. Encourage people to practice in daily life, so they have some solid skills before heading to a highly-charged environment.
Erika
01:22:42
Question: ive seen people be videoed while being baited, what would you suggest doing in that situation?
Erika
01:25:18
thank you Mila! i learned a lot
Matthew O'Brien
01:25:36
Thank you! Was very good information.
J Factor
01:25:56
Will the recording include the slides? They had some references I’d like to follow up with. Thanks for another great presentation!
Kelly Erickson
01:25:58
Thank you!
J Factor
01:26:46
Thanks!