February 19, 2021

Active Bystander Training

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April 1, 2021 - April 1, 2021

Thursday April 1st at 6:30pm

You are minding your own business in a store or on a bus. You see someone bullying a person who looks as if he/she is not capable of handling the situation. What do you do?  In a time when people are quick to express anger and more likely to be angry at people “not like them”, many of us are seeking tools to respond effectively to such biased anger.

This highly interactive training will give you tools and insights to use in such situations and a chance to think about how you might use them.  We present information, share experiences and strategize bystander responses to a variety of situations. Participants will learn about roles we all play, what discourages us from acting when we see harm doing, how to move through this resistance, tools to use when we are ready, and basic principles to guide our actions.

Please REGISTER here. Thanks!


James McKim, PMP, ITIL

Managing Partner, Organizational Ignition

James is also a consultant, facilitator, speaker, and advisor who revels in working with organizations to spark efficiency and growth through aligning people, process, and technology through diversity, equity, and inclusion.  He is the Managing Partner of Organizational Ignition and is, also, President of the Manchester Branch of the NAACP.



Aron DiBacco
Aron has been addressing intergroup relations and conflict in community and educational settings through dialogue and education for three decades. Her training and experience includes Everyday Democracy’s racial equity dialogues and the University of Michigan’s InterGroup Relations (IGR) program. She teaches conflict communication at the University of New Hampshire, leads workshops and dialogues on the impact of racial identity, and coordinates active bystander training programs.

The conversation is funded in part by the Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries grant which is an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) in collaboration with the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL).