A free community workshop sponsored by the Arlington Disability Commission and presented by True Story Theater.
Please REGISTER* in advance for this meeting and program to receive the Zoom link and handout:
An active bystander is someone who not only witnesses an offensive or threatening situation, but also speaks up or takes steps to defuse that situation, or keep it from escalating. Learn how to become a more effective active bystander! Whether we’re at work, school, family gatherings, or on social media, we all witness offensive or threatening situations where we want, but hesitate, to intervene.
This is an interactive workshop that explores responding to everyday bigotry, being open to receiving feedback, and engaging in constructive dialogue with someone who has engaged in offensive behavior. We will practice practical strategies for handling specific situations and will help you discover what tools may work best for you.
Training includes a comprehensive 20-page packet of various strategies and resources for becoming an effective upstander. Please plan to join the training a few minutes early.
This workshop is supported in part by a grant from the Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture, a local agency funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
*Notice to the Public on meeting privacy* In the interests of preventing abuse of videoconferencing technology (i.e. Zoom Bombing) all participants, including members of the public, wishing to engage via the Zoom App must register for each meeting and will notice multi-step authentication protocols. Please allow additional time to join the meeting. Further, members of the public who wish to participate without providing their name may still do so by registering to receive the meeting info and using the telephone dial-in information provided.
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Saturday, May 14, 7:00-8:30 pm – “Stories of Youth with Disabilities” An online True Story Theater public performance in partnership with Arlington Disability Commission. Learn more.
Thursday, July 14, 6:00-7:30 pm – “Stories of Invisible Disabilities” honoring the stories of older adults. An in-person True Story Theater performance in partnership with the Arlington Council on Aging and Disability Commission. Stay tuned!