Bystander Intervention Training – Ann Arbor, Jackson, & Saline

Over the past year, we have seen an alarming increase in hate crimes and attacks against immigrant, Muslim, LGBTQ+, and other vulnerable populations in our communities, as well as across the country.  Have you asked yourself, “What could I have done if I were there?”  Have you witnessed someone being harassed, but were stifled or frozen by fear and didn’t know what to do?

The good news is that there are lifelong skills and techniques that you can learn and practice to keep each other safe. Our 4 hour Basic Bystander Training will show you how to respond. Sheri Wander, with 20+ years of peace keeping experience through the Meta Peace Team (MPT), and other certified ICPJ facilitators will teach you the basic tactics you can use to deescalate and/or redirect threats and harassment through non-violent methods and strategies.

Past participant tesimonials:

“I took part in a group that taught non-violence response to personal violence recently.  It was very empowering to myself and I was very glad I attended.”

“Wonderfully enlightening program. Great leaders and group participation. I encourage everyone in the area to attend one of these sessions.”

Not only will you learn more about non-violence, but also how to be an active listener and to understand that we have more in common than we have differences. When we can come together with an open heart, the better we can help one another.

Cultivating communities of compassion and care begins with US.

Pre-registration is required
Cost varies from $0-30
Scholarship tickets are available, contact Germaine, germaine@icpj.org or 734-663-1870 for more info.

Sign up below for various dates available:
Saline, Sunday December 3, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Saline Liberty School, 7265 N Ann Arbor St, Saline, MI 48176
Pre-registration is required.
Please register HERE
Cost: $20 per person for ICPJ members: $30 non-members

Limited number of scholarship tickets available. Please contact Germaine, germaine@icpj.org or 734-663-1870 for more info.
*Co-Sponsored by Stronger Together

Jackson, Saturday December 16, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM801 S Mechanic St, Jackson, MI 49203
Pre-registration is required.
Please register HERE
*Sponsored by the Jackson Pride Community Center

*Minimum of 15 people to be registered or training will be cancelled 2-3 days prior to event. Payments can be transferred to another training or refunded.

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