The Winchester Multicultural Network invites you to attend a Training Active Bystanders workshop on Thursday, June 8, 2017, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The workshop will take place at Temple Shir Tikvah, 34 Vine Street, in Winchester.
If you are a bystander witnessing a harmful situation, you have a choice to make. Do you do something? What do you do? How do you decide?
The workshop helps participants realize what it means to be an Active Bystander, and to respond to acts of harmdoing. We review examples of harm in the community, explore the roles of the people involved in harmful incidents, discuss the inhibitors and promoters of active bystandership, and brainstorm on effective ways to take action.
This 2-hour workshop was created by Quabbin Mediation of Orange, MA, and will be conducted by peer trainers affiliated with Winchester’s Temple Shir Tikvah.
Suggested donation: $10, collected at the door.
About Quabbin Mediation
Quabbin Mediation is a community-based organization committed to helping people in Central and Western Massachusetts resolve conflicts, acquire communication skills, and intervene in harmdoing situations.
Quabbin Mediation seeks to weave the language and process of creative problem solving into the fabric of the community by mediating cases that arise in all areas of community life, by teaching mediation and conflict resolution skills, and by implementing other forms of innovative dispute resolution.
Founded in 1995 by current Executive Director and longtime North Quabbin resident Sharon Tracy. Sharon and the other founding staff worked with Orange District Court personnel, the Presiding Justice, attorneys, police, businesses, school principals, human service agencies, and faith organizations to create an organization that would serve the needs of the North Quabbin. Over the years, the organization’s staff and volunteer mediators have helped many thousands of people resolve their disputes.
Quabbin Mediation is a member of the international Association of Conflict Resolution and of the National Association for Community Mediation.