When: Saturday, 3/11/17, 1-4pm

Where: Unitarian Church of Los Alamos 1738 N Sage Loop, Los Alamos

On March 11, from 1:00-4:00pm, the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos, 1738 N Sage Loop, will host a “Difficult Conversations and Bystander Intervention Training” developed in partnership between the Santa Fe branches of IMPACT Personal Safety and Standing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ).

So many of us want to act when we see injustice but don’t know how. This training gives participants the skills to speak up for themselves & others and intervene effectively as a bystander. Teens and adults will learn and practice different strategies for intervening — whether it is someone we know telling an offensive joke or making a concerning comment, or an instance of harassment or violence we witness in public. All skills will be practiced in role-play scenarios.

Only a few spots remain for this training, which is limited to 20 participants. Payment for the class is a suggested donation of $35-$75. $35 will cover enrollment; anything above will be put toward IMPACT’s work with at-risk communities. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

The Unitarian Church will subsidize the enrollment fee for youth in grades 8-12, bringing their cost to just $5. Youth wanting to register for the class should contact Tina DeYoe ( $5 will be due on the day of class.

Adults wanting to register should contact Sarah Gustafson ( and put “Bystander Intervention Training” in the subject line. If there’s enough interest, Sarah will make arrangements for additional training(s), so please let her know if you’d like to attend but can’t make it on March 11.

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