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Active Bystander Training

If you are a bystander witnessing a harmful situation, you have a choice to make. Do you do something? What do you do? 

The Training Active Bystanders (TAB) program helps participants recognize and analyze when they are bystanders in a situation, and develop skills to be able to evaluate the consequences for everyone involved. The TAB curriculum heightens bystanders' power. It teaches how bystanders can interrupt harm doing and generate positive actions by others.

It's important to emphasize that active bystandership does not mean aggression against the harm doer. It means taking responsible action to help people in need, instead of remaining passive and becoming complicit. TAB gives bystanders the competencies they need when they witness something they feel in unfair, or wrong, or troubling. When people have the tools to create justice in the moment of need, it can transform those who take the training, the trainers, and the community.

Registration required.   Registration opens March 10th.  Preference given to Reading residents. This is primarily for adults, however those ages 12 and up are welcome to attend.

This program is co-sponsored by Reading Public Library and Reading Embraces Diversity (R.E.D.)

Saturday, April 7, 2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Community Room A, Community Room B
Registrations open at Saturday, March 10, 2018 2:00pm

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