- Interrupt homophobic jokes or stories and say you don’t want to hear them.
- Speak up when you witness discrimination against others.
- Offer support to the victim. Listen carefully and respect confidentiality.
- Speak up or seek help when you experience discrimination.
- Some situations are best addressed publicly and others privately.
- Become involved and work with others. Creating a harassment free environment is a team approach.
- Encourage work and study environments to be places where diversity is valued.
- Discuss issues of inclusion and diversity with children, youth, and adults.
- Educate yourself about human rights.
- Be aware of how your actions might intentionally or unintentionally affect others.
- Think critically about the language that you use. Try to use gender neutral language such as ‘partner’ if you are unsure of a persons sexual orientation. Don’t assume everyone is heterosexual.
- Be sensitive to other’s feelings.
- Question the validity of generalized statements.
Contact Equity Services for more information.
In order to promote awareness, celebrate racial and ethnocultural diversity, and address issues of racial discrimination and harassment, , Equity Services provides proactive education and training. Education and training workshops are available to all members of the Carleton University community. Please contact Equity Services for more information.