Sunday, June 10, 2:30-5:30pm
Active Bystander Intervention Training to address implicit and explicit racism and bias in our everyday lives.
Sponsored by the Beloved Community Team, a diverse groups focusing on social justice and the eradication of racism.
Location: St. Stephen’s Memorial Episcopal Church, 74 S Common St, Lynn, MA 01902
Sign up on the St. Stephen’s facebook event page
More info or questions: Pamelapoppe61(at)gmail.com
The 3 hour workshop is most appropriate for those who have begun the journey of toward racial equity.
The training 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. on the subway)
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.