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The best advice I can give anyone is to be a listener, but in a non-judgmental way, and just let them tell their truth and their story without pushing them to do something that they…

I would say, like, three major [suggestions], for anyone providing help in these situations are: (1) Check your privilege. Know what that looks like, know who you are, know your position. (2) If you’re not…

There are so many biases that come with different ethnicities, so it is important to listen with an open mind and to remove any biases before someone discloses. As we know, if you don’t feel…

I don’t know if we really need an advertising interface at every corner, because that kind of has a different psychological spin on it. I know for me, I am walking through the campus late…

[Service providers who receive disclosures should] have an open mind and be comforting, because it’s very different when you’re trying to explain something or say something to somebody that already has a bias about you.

We’re so used to, especially as women, we deal with stuff. We deal with our mental health, we deal with taking care of our kids, taking care of our homes; and there’s a lot of…

Yeah, definitely like, where do I look for this information. but also, like, who am I talking to? Because personally, I’ve been sexually harassed by a male and then going to talk to a male,…

I guess I’m wondering, um, especially in light of the School of Dentistry- we all know the famous story. Like, and we know that sexual harassment [is] also quite prevalent in School of Engineering, and…

Participant 1: I don’t know how to word this, but I guess, um, since we’re dealing with sensitive data, how confidential is the data once a person of colour has given information? Are they taking…

Even the question of what happens to the victim after the initial report is relevant. And, you know, the importance of confidentiality and making sure that everyone’s being treated, you know, fairly. Those are all…