“The facilitators presented with enthusiasm, they were positive and non-judgmental, and they cared about what people thought.”

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“I wasn't that motivated to attend this session at first but glad I showed up. Definitely gained more information on this topic.”

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“I was highly motivated to take this session in order to learn new ways that I can improve situations by becoming an active bystander.”

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“My favorite thing about today's session was that talking honestly and openly about uncomfortable things with a group of men. I wish that happened more.”

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“I was thrilled with the facilitation. They were supportive, extremely informed, and very helpful in navigating difficult topics. They made me feel comfortable.”

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“This is an incredibly important topic and education for men is integral to sexual violence prevention.”

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“My favorite thing about today's session was that it focused not only on women, but on all genders, races, and ethnicities.”

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“The material presented in today's session have given me more ideas on how to stand up for myself and others who are in need. This session has also motivated me a lot with the information giving and how to use it.”

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“I really enjoyed that [having experienced] rape/sexual assault was openly talked about and not seen as something shameful.”

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“I was very motivated to listen to the material today because it is something that is very serious but sometimes goes unnoticed. It is really important to get educated.”

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“I will now work to be a pro-bystander in my everyday like if faced with an emergency/crisis scenario. I will seek help if needed and let people know.”

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“I appreciated that they [facilitators] made sure we were comfortable at all times and they made the presentation interesting.”

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“I come from a calm culture where violence is something rarely heard of. It is nice to know how it works in different cultures.”

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"Initially, I had no information about or prior knowledge of this workshop, so I was dreading the three hours [but] within 5 minutes, I was very intrigued and motivated to learn more about the prevalence [of this issue]."

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"I was very motivated to listen to this presentation because unfortunately sexual assault is becoming a lot more common. It is important to stand up for victims and intervene in a safe manner in order to prevent this crime."

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