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Active Bystander workshop

January 15, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Active Bystander Intervention Skills * Free Public Workshop *

Sunday, January 15, 2023, 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm ET * online-on Zoom

Most appropriate for ages 13 to adult

To commemorate the work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, we offer this public workshop as an action you can take to observe Hopkinton’s MLK Giving Back initiative.

Please join us for a 2-hour introductory, skill building workshop on how to be a more empowered active bystander.

§    Explore how to safely and effectively intervene when we witness situations of bigotry or injustice.

§    Participate in action-oriented practices and role plays to work through challenging scenarios based on real life, so that we can be better prepared with skills to step in.

§    Learn the basics of how to speak up in different situations, how to engage allies, and how to participate in effective dialogue to help build a culture of change in your communities.

If you’ve taken this workshop in the past, please join us again to support the learning and to share your experiences of being an active bystander.

REGISTRATION for this free event IS NOW OPEN!  Register Here

 

A comprehensive 20+ page educational handout, to browse in advance, will be sent to registrants two weeks before the training.

The workshop will be facilitated by Christopher Ellinger and Tonia Pinheiro of TrueStoryTraining.com.

 

Sponsored by Hopkinton Freedom Team, Inc. and Hopkinton Youth and Family Services, with support from Middlesex Savings Bank

Details

Date:
January 15, 2023
Time:
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Venue

Zoom video
MA United States

Details

Date:
January 15, 2023
Time:
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Venue

Zoom video
MA United States

What happens in a True Story Theater performance?  Our events bring together the delight of improvisation with the riveting vulnerability of people sharing their personal truth.

The show’s emcee (called “the conductor”) facilitates brief, spontaneous conversations with volunteers from the audience who share their own feelings and experiences related to the show’s theme.  After each conversation, the actors and musician immediately embody the key feelings and actions they heard, using movement, music, dialogue, and superb listening. All of it is improvised on the spot. During the course of a 75 minute show, True Story enacts about 6-8 stories.

From this simple interaction, audience members laugh, cry, get insights about their lives, and feel an expanded sense of community. You can share a moment from your life and see it performed, or just come to watch.

What are True Story Theater’s classes like?  We will teach you the basic of Playback Theatre, which can hone your listening skills for everyday life.  All are welcome.  Classes are supportive, informal, intimate, and fun, an enriching experience for both newcomers and experienced actors.