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Bystander Intervention Training: Non-violent Tactics for Disarming Hate
September 30, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Indivisible: Garden State Values is proud to sponsor
Bystander Intervention Training Non-Violent Tactics for Disarming Hate
September 30, 2017 2-5 pm RVCC, College Center C08/C10
RSVP to IndivisibleGSV@gmail.com Workshop facilitated by Stacy Small-Lorenz
This interactive workshop will train participants to learn to identify, intervene and de-escalate potentially hostile situations before they turn violent, applying simple but effective tactics rooted in principles of non-violence. Hate crimes and social tensions are on the rise in the U.S., exacerbated by the rhetoric of the 2016 elections. The Southern Poverty Law Center has catalogued 1053 instances of post-election hate crime nationally (as of late February 2017). While many of us are stepping up our civil rights advocacy and activism in response, what individual actions can we take to recognize, document, and reduce hate crime and harassment in our communities?
Facilitator Stacy Small-Lorenz was one of the organizers of the Women’s March on Washington – Maryland Chapter. She has taught Bystander Intervention tactics with the Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition, and is an ecologist specializing in climate change adaptation and resilience in her day job at The National Wildlife Federation in Washington, DC.