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Taking Action: Intervention Training for Combating Injustice

May 22, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Taking Action: A Skills-based Intervention Training for Combating Injustice


A skills-based Intervention Training for Combating Injustice and becoming an Active Bystander.

About this event

The Little Compton Coalition for Racial Justice and True Story Theater present, Taking Action: A Skills-based Intervention Training for Combating Injustice

Saturday, May 22, 2021

10 AM-12:30 PM EST

via Zoom


Join the Little Compton Coalition for Racial Justice for our second FREE and PUBLIC training on being an active bystander. This interactive training will build off of our first educational event in November, which explored why we often struggle to intervene in situations of harm and injustice. Our upcoming training with True Story Theater on May 22nd invites attendees to participate in action-oriented role play and improvisation to work through challenging scenarios based on real life, so that we can be prepared with the skills to intervene in the moment. While Little Compton feels like a safe haven for many people, we have much work to do in order to make our town feel safer and more welcoming to all people, particularly people of color. We believe that by equipping ourselves with the tools to confront racism and other forms of bigotry head on, we can begin to build a Little Compton that is more inclusive, diverse, and racially just.

Space is limited to 90 participants. Save your spot by registering today!


We believe that this opportunity for skill building should be accessible to all people, regardless of their ability to pay. That’s why we are offering this training for free!

If you are in a position to make the suggested donation of $10 or more, you can help fund this training and future social justice events for the Little Compton community!


The LCCRJ is a community group that began meeting weekly in the spring of 2020 to monitor, evaluate, and address the racism within themselves, within Little Compton, RI and the United States more broadly.

To learn more about the LCCRJ or attend our next community meeting, visit us at or follow us on Facebook at The LCCRJ- Little Compton Coalition for Racial Justice.


True Story Theater is a nonprofit theater company that offers 50-75 improvisational performances and workshops a year in the greater Boston area. True Story Theater’s mission is to build empathy, respect, and understanding across differences that divide us, through the honoring of true life stories. To learn more about their work, visit them at


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What happens in a True Story Theater performance?  Our events bring together the delight of improvisation with the courageous 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 feel validated, 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 basics 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.