Saturdays March 18 and 25
In response to an increase in hate crimes, Havurat Shalom is having a bystander intervention training. Do you want to be prepared to help, if you see someone being bullied? Bystander Intervention techniques teach ways to reduce the impact of aggressive social behavior. Taught by Rona Fischman.
March 18, Bystander 1: Decisions about Intervention: Are you the right person to intervene? What are the personal ramifications of your actions? Some people should not be interveners. For them, there are other ways to help such as witnessing, supporting an intervener, videoing or writing, teaching or buying the paper plates for the meeting. Learn how to use your personal skills for justice in America. We will consider what you can do that will empower you to do more. You will leave with a list of resources.
March 25, Bystander 2: Intervention Practices: (Prerequisite: Bystander 1) Given your physical type and presentation, gender, race, social status, geographic location, there are better and worse ways to intervene in a conflict situation. Learn how to identify a circumstance that requires intervention. Learn your go-to interventions. Learn to choose the most effective tactic from your bag of tricks. Practice this with the group. You will leave with a list of resources.
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