Working Together for Change: Active Bystander Workshop for Adults and High School Youth

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Thursday, Nov 4, 2021, 6:30-8:30 pm ET

Active Bystander Skills Training for Adults & High School age youth on Zoom

A free community workshop sponsored by Hopkinton Freedom Team and presented by True Story Theater

An active bystander is someone who not only witnesses an offensive or threatening situation, but also speaks up or takes steps to defuse that situation, or keep it from escalating.

Learn how to become a more effective active bystander! Whether we’re at work, school, family gatherings, or on social media, we all witness offensive or threatening situations where we want, but hesitate, to intervene.

This is an interactive workshop that explores responding to everyday bigotry, being open to receiving feedback, and engaging in constructive dialogue with someone who has engaged in offensive behavior. We will practice useful strategies for handling specific situations and will help you discover what tools may work best for you.

Training includes a comprehensive 20-page packet of definitions, strategies and resources for becoming an effective upstander.

The Zoom link and the link to the packet will be included in your Confirmation email after you register. Please review the packet in advance (read pages 4-10), and plan to join the training a few minutes early.

Register here to receive the ZOOM link for Thursday November 4th:

This workshop is sponsored by the Hopkinton Freedom Team who has applied for support from the Hopkinton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

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