Working Together for Change: Active Bystander Workshop (on zoom)
For High School and College age people
Active Bystander Training is a live interactive training that provides real time scenarios to effectively respond to everyday bigotry and public harassment, build dialogue skills and address one’s own places of bias.
May 25, 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Session One: Speaking up & dialoguing with people you know
June 21, 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Session Two: Speaking up online & in public
Hosted by Hopkinton Freedom Team and Hopkinton Youth & Family Services with support from members of the Hopkinton Youth Commission and Hopkinton Cultural Council.
See more info here: https://www.hopkintonfreedomteam.org
Active bystanders, when they witness micro-aggressions, attacks, or other problematic interactions, they see these as harm-doing and step in to take constructive action. Positive action can take many forms, both during and after the event, depending on the situation, the persons involved, and the temperament and abilities of the bystander(s).
Being an active bystander requires practice using key skills in quickly evaluating situations and choose a course of action.
“I was pushed out of my comfort zone and learned a lot of good tactics for hard situations.”