Active Bystander intervention training online
This summer through Arlington Community Education:
Thursdays 7/16 and 7/23.
We all witness situations where we want, but hesitate, to intervene. Will our response make things better or worse? Could we get hurt? An active bystander is someone who not only witnesses a situation, but also speaks up or takes steps to defuse a situation or keep it from escalating. Learn how to become a more effective active bystander. In this interactive, two-night workshop you will learn to evaluate a situation to determine a safe and effective response. How others see us—our physical size, gender, race, social status—is an important part of how we assess a useful way to intervene. Learn a variety of tactics for handling public attacks and microaggressions (e.g. at your workplace, at family gatherings, on social media). We will practice practical strategies for handling specific situations and discover what tactics may work best for you. Leave this class feeling more empowered and better informed.