Breaking Our Silence
When good people are silent, they allow racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and all other forms of oppression to persist unchallenged. Fire service personnel should be inspired and equipped to provide respectful support and advocacy, rooted in justice, for their colleagues and all communities they serve. Personnel must also be trained and empowered to intervene in oppressive or hurtful behaviors they witness. In this class, participants will practice their skills of intervening in oppressive behaviors while working to rebuild trust using real-life fire service scenarios.