Bystander Intervention Workshop
Thursday, January 30, 2014
6pm, University Center Sunnen Lounge
Traditional diversity education focuses on the roles of perpetrator and victim as it relates to discrimination. However, we will more often fill the role of the bystander during such instances and too few of us have the skills and confidence to intercede. This bystander intervention workshop is designed to empower bystanders to assist others in dangerous and harmful situations. In this workshop we explore where the “bystander effect” comes from, how we can overcome it, and what skills are necessary to become engaged bystanders. A community of effective and engaged bystanders is one of the strongest tools we have in combating the effects of discrimination in society.
Dr. Art Munin, Dean of Students at DePaul University, and Dr. Vijay Pendakur, Director for the Office of Multicultural Student Success at DePaul University, join us for this interactive workshop. This training is designed to build learners’ capacities for being effective interveners in instances of bias and discrimination.
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