Sunday, February 25, 11:30am-3:30pm
In partnership with Littleton First Church Unitarian and the Multicultural Ministries Committee:
Bystander Intervention Training to address implicit and explicit racism and bias in our everyday lives.
It will serve as an enlivening introduction to taking constructive action on three main categories:
- EVERYDAY BIGOTRY: When someone you know personally (e.g. a co-worker, family member, neighbor) says or does something bigoted, whether intentionally or unintentionally.
- PUBLIC HARASSMENT: When you witness someone you do not know being the target of verbal abuse or prejudice (e.g. at the supermarket)
- OBLIVIOUSNESS: When your own ignorance may cause unintentional harm to others (e.g. “micro-agressions” and hidden bias) + tips on being a good ally.
True Story Theater workshops include Playback Theatre, a form of improvised story-telling theater used around the world to build trust and connection among people across differences. Playback creates a safe container for participants to express strong feelings, and brings the issues alive as the actors dramatize different scenarios and invite those from the audience who wish to try out different possible interventions. Participants practice new skills in pairs and small groups.
Thank you for joining us in this urgent and critical work.
11:30 arrival and light lunch
12:15 – 3:15pm Workshop
First Church Unitarian, 19 Foster Street, Littleton, MA 01460
Suggested Donation: $15 – more if you can, less if you can’t….