Join us online on Monday, March 27th at 3 p.m. (ET) for Bystander Intervention
, an online workshop offering practical tactics that artists can employ to help make our creative spaces safer.
This interactive workshop led by industry professionals, Stafford Perry and Jenna Rodgers, will offer tools for participants to employ when encountering harassment or bullying in the workplace. This includes skills to identify what's happening, and to respond in a way that is authentic to each individual. We will provide you with theory and research behind the methodology, an opportunity to practice what we learn in small groups, and the opportunity to share - in real time - some of the challenges that are unique to our work place.
Date: Monday, March 27th
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. (ET)
Venue: Online via Zoom
ASL interpretation will be provided for this event.
To attend, please register here.
Feel free to submit a question in advance while registering to ensure it is asked during the webinar!
is an award-winning actor and community leader with extensive experience in public engagement and facilitation. As a community leader in men’s engagement, Stafford has worked specifically with men and boys to prevent violence and foster social change for close to a decade. He was instrumental in coordinating and developing the award-winning WiseGuyz program, a groundbreaking violence prevention program for young men and has facilitated over a hundred professional and community workshops across the province.
Stafford translates his comprehensive knowledge and expertise as an actor into his community work and offers a unique approach to using experiential arts-based practices to foster healing in communities. With passion, integrity, vulnerability and humour, He creates spaces that foster empathy, genuine connection, authentic expression and support.
(she/her) is a mixed-race Director and Dramaturg who gratefully resides on land called Moh’kins’tsis (Calgary), on Treaty 7 Territory. She is the founding Artistic Director of Chromatic Theatre, the Dramaturg for the Playwrights Lab at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, the Board Co-Chair of LMDA, and the Director of Theatre Alberta’s Artstrek. She is a passionate arts equity advocate, a graduate of the NTS Artistic Leadership Residency (2020), the Banff Centre’s Cultural Leadership Program (2019), and a member of the artEquity National Facilitator Training cohort (2018). She is the most recent recipient of Canada Council’s John Hirsch Prize. She holds a MA in International Performance Research from the universities of Amsterdam and Tampere.
Up next: Jenna will be directing Teenage Dick at Alberta Theatre Projects. Recent directing credits include Little Women at Theatre Calgary, Hookman and The Green Line for Chromatic Theatre, Undressed at Alberta Theatre Projects, and Mary’s Wedding at the Citadel Theatre.
Equity encourages artists from all equity-seeking groups to access our Mental Health & Wellness program and to attend the online Webinars. Facilitating participation of historically under-represented communities in these and all of Equity’s activities is a fundamental commitment to Equity’s membership.
Equity encourages artists from all equity-seeking groups to access our Mental Health & Wellness program
and to attend the online Webinars. Facilitating participation of historically under-represented communities in these and all of Equity’s activities is a fundamental commitment to Equity’s membership.
Equity gratefully acknowledges the Government of Canada for the funding of these programs through the Department of Canadian Heritage, Canada Performing Arts Workers Resilience Fund (CPAWRF). / Equity tient à remercier le Gouvernement du Canada, qui a financé le Programme de réactivation par le biais de Patrimoine Canada et du Fonds pour la résilience des travailleurs du secteur des spectacles sur scène du Canada (FRTSSSC).