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LexPride: Active Bystander Training for LGBTQ+ Seniors and Allies

March 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

- Free

LexPride’s FREE online Active Bystander Training with True Story Theater: claiming power and agency to stand up for oneself and others.

    • All LGBTQ+ seniors, family, friends and allies are welcome.
    • No charge, thanks to our sponsors!*
    • Includes a comprehensive 20-page educational handout to review in advance and use in the training.

Please REGISTER IN ADVANCE to receive the Zoom link and workshop materials.

ABOUT THIS EVENT

Have you wondered what to do when someone you know says something bigoted, even if it’s unintentional? Or when you witness someone you don’t know being the target of verbal abuse, prejudice or worse? How do you take constructive action?

Join us for a FREE 2-hour introductory skill-building workshop on how to be an empowered active bystander. This interactive training will explore how to safely and effectively intervene when we witness situations of bigotry or injustice.

Participate in action-oriented practice and role-plays to work through challenging scenarios based on real life experiences. Learn the basics of how to speak up in different situations and engage allies to be better prepared with the skills to step in when the moment arises. Learn how to engage in effective dialogue to help build a culture of change in your communities.

This meaningful workshop will be facilitated by Christopher Ellinger and Tonia Pinheiro of True Story Theater. LexPride has collaborated with TST on many important themes for our community.

The workshop is especially for LGBTQ+ and other seniors, but all are welcome!

*This event is sponsored by LexPride as part of our Celebrating LGBTQ+ Seniors project, which is supported by a grant from the Dana Home Foundation. It is cosponsored by Lexington Senior Services, Arlington Council on Aging, and Arlington LGBTQIA+ Rainbow Commission.

Details

Date:
March 15
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/x/271385751087

Organizer

True Story Theater

Venue

Zoom video
MA United States + Google Map

Details

Date:
March 15
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/x/271385751087

Organizer

True Story Theater

Venue

Zoom video
MA United States + Google Map

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.