Witnessing a person – particularly a stranger – being harassed can be an uncomfortable or confusing experience for many people. Without having a strategy to safely de-escalate a situation or to support the person being attacked, many people choose to not intervene.
To provide people with the appropriate tools in this scenario, The Stand Up Campaign and the Belmont Council on Aging will co-sponsor an interactive workshop, Bystander Invention Workshop – What You Can Do When Witnessing Harassment on Saturday, March 18 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St.
The Stand Up Campaign, a program partner of Belmont Against Racism, promotes kindness, respect, and civil communication.
The workshop content will be led by experienced actors from an Arlington-based theater group, True Story Theater, who will improvise realistic situations and lead participants in role play scenarios.
The workshop is non-political and non-partisan and is appropriate for ages 16 years and older. The event is free, but registration is required here.
For questions, contact Donna Ruvolo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-489-5446.