Bystander Intervention Training



You may remember a few weeks ago I wrote about a Spanish-speaking woman and her friend who were the victim of an attack at a JC Penney store in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Read the full account here: Risk Love)

There’s a chance at some point in our future we may find ourselves standing in such a line, witnessing such an attack, and simply not knowing what to do or how to help.  If you feel called to explore ways in which you might de-escalate such tensions please join us for:

Bystander Intervention Training 

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 1608 Russell Rd, Alexandria, VA 22301

Saturday, March 4, 2:00 – 5:00 PM

Developed and widely-used on college campuses and grounded in the act of loving our neighbors as ourselves, this simple training empowers individuals to recognize “bullying” in all its forms: sexual, gender, ethnic, racial, religious, partisan,  The technique demonstrates how to standby a person in need, diffuse conflict safely, and to seek help when needed. Led by trained facilitator Tameka Bell, journalist turned community organizer, communications educator, with experience in interfaith communities. Open to the parish and the public. Registration fee $20.  Questions? Contact the Rev. Joani Peacock at Click here to register.


We’re all sisters and brothers to each other.  See you on March 4th here at Emmanuel.



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