Working Together for Change: An Active Bystander Workshop
Family Nights -
Have you been or have you wanted to have family discussions about how to build a more equitable society? Take this class together and learn strategies for having empowering and informative talks and how to hold each other accountable. We all witness situations where we want, but hesitate, to intervene whether we’re at school, the workplace, family gatherings or on social media. An active bystander is someone who not only witnesses a situation, but also speaks up or takes steps to defuse a situation or keep it from escalating. Learn how to become a more effective active bystander. We’ll focus on looking at our own blindspots as well as the microaggressions and biases we witness in friends and family. Learn how to engage in effective and non-aggressive conversations around harmful things people have said or done in order to promote dialogue and change around these issues. We will practice practical strategies for handling specific situations and discover what tactics may work best for you. Leave this class feeling more empowered and better informed.