What do you do or say when someone says a racist or sexist or homophobic comment in a social setting? Do you pretend you did not hear it and/or wish it would all go away? What about observing sexual harassment of a co-worker up close? What can we as bystanders do to take action to defuse tense situations and stand up for victims and more broadly claim and reproduce a more civil, respectful, and just social discourse? Answers to these questions may lie in this workshop, sponsored by the Pelham Democratic Town Committee and directed by Quabbin Mediation, based in Orange.
The workshop is free, although its presenters suggest a donation of $15. Please email Ralph Faulkingham at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested, as the presenters need a head count.