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SURJ MN Active Bystander Training

  • First Universalist Church of Minneapolis 3400 Dupont Avenue South Minneapolis, MN, 55408 United States (map)

SURJ MN will be holding an active bystander training to train its members to be active bystanders in hate crime situations or similar instances where people are being threatened, harmed or verbally assaulted. 

Our trainer is Jessica Banks. She is an activist in the Twin Cities, organizing around issues of race, gender and sexuality, and disability. She's combined her background in counseling with skills in crisis management and de-escalation to teach others to be supportive and effective allies

She will go through the following:
-The Bystander Effect - why people do or do not intervene
-Evaluating a situation & choosing a plan using both indirect & direct options
-Physical & verbal de-escalation
-What to do after and how to report the situation, if it makes sense
-Alternatives to calling the police

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