Finding Your Voice in the Workplace; How to Recognize and Respond to Harassment

Our mission at Women in Film and Television Atlantic (WIFT-AT) is to advance, connect, and inspire all women working within the Atlantic Canadian screen industry.

The Finding Your Voice in the Workplace session is designed to help women in screen-based media identify sexual harassment in the workplace. The goal of the workshop is to empower each woman to claim her space so that she can do her job with confidence, comfort, and safety.

This full-day session will explore issues around harassment—what it is, what it looks like, why it happens—with a focus on learning ways to respond in situations that may arise on-the-job. Additionally, the session will explore the psychology behind harassment and include physical self-defence strategies.

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Session Details:

  • Date: Saturday January 27th, 2018

  • Location: NSCAD Academy Building, Room 206

  • Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm AST (light lunch provided)

  • Cost: The fee is being waived for this inaugural event (value $200)

The session will be facilitated by two women with extensive expertise in this area:

Dr. Dayna Lee-Baggley is a Registered Clinical Psychologist. She works as a Clinical Health Psychologist at the Nova Scotia Health Authority and as a trainer and researcher with the Behaviour Change Institute. Her areas of expertise include professional resiliency, creating healthy workplaces, and facilitating healthy behavioral change.

Joan Helson is an empowerment-based self-defence instructor, women's educator, speaker and author. A student of the martial arts for over 20 years, she holds black belts in Combat Hapkido (4th degree black belt) and Taekwondo (Kukkiwon and ITA certified black belt), and is also an apprentice-level tactical pressure point instructor. Joan founded Sisu Women’s Self-Defence in 2006 fuelled by her desire to help women reconnect with their personal power.

Note: This workshop is the first in a series of workshops WIFT-AT is planning to offer and is open exclusively to those who identify as female, both WIFT-AT and community members are welcome. Future workshops will be open to all genders.

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