This weekend people in the metro will join CAIR Oklahoma, the local chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Reactions, to participate in Bystander Intervention Training.

"Everybody has a part to play when we're trying to make the community safer, trying to decrease the number of bias incidents overall," Veronica Laizure said.

The training event will happen at the Mercy Mission Building on Saturday, September 23 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

Laizure is the chapter's civil rights director. She said people who participate will learn how to step in and help a victim experiencing things like racial slurs, vandalism and physical attacks.

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