Black History Month Celebration

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St. Pat’s for All – Mar 5

The St. Pat’s for All parade is taking place this Sunday, March 5th  at 1pm in Sunnyside. St. Pat’s for All is proud to be centered around inclusivity and diversity. While celebrating the history and culture of the Irish community in Sunnyside, it also celebrates the diversity of the community in which it is hosted.

The NYCIA Council will march together with the Sunnyside Woodside Action Group (SWAG), Indivisible Queens, and Indivisible Sunnyside in the parade. Please contact Daniel if you’d like to participate. The march will start at 43rd Street and Skillman Avenue and end at 58th Street and Woodside Avenue.

Bystander Intervention Training

The Accompany Project/Arab American Association of New York is organizing a Bystanding Intervention Training in Sunnyside on Sun, March 19th from 6:00 – 8:15 pm. Registration and more details are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bystander-intervention-training-101-sunnyside-queens-tickets-31810669569

Bystander intervention involves a series of tools that can be consciously employed to defuse volatile situations. In this interactive workshop, bystander intervention and de-escalation will be presented in the context of harm reduction and self-defense. Participants will identify verbal and non-verbal techniques and tactics to de-escalate conflict. Participants will also learn the four Ds of bystander intervention – direct, distract, delay, and delegate.