Bystander Intervention Training: Taking a More Empowered Stand Against Racism
Have you witnessed hurtful comments, racial insults, or harassing behaviors but felt helpless to stop it? Join us for this skill-based, experiential training on how to intervene with courage and compassion. We will create a brave space for learning and practicing interpersonal skills.
3 to 6 pm, Thomas Berry Hall. Please arrive between 2:45 and 3 for a prompt start.
Price ranges from $25-$75 according to ability to pay.
Register soon. Space is limited!
About the Facilitators
Diana Sandoval is passionate about supporting children and families, initially working directly with young children experiencing developmental challenges, then shifting into the big picture work of state health policy. She was a founding member of Promoting First Relationships, a strengths-based approach for nurturing the parent-child relationship and children’s social and emotional development. She completed a women’s integral leadership certificate program, which continues to influence her approach with families and to life. On Whidbey, she was a volunteer mentor and board member with Mother Mentors and was recently hired as staff.
Rose Homme is an activist, radical thinker, reformed workaholic, lover of humanity and believes that in honoring our shadows we enable healing and growth. She has found joy as a circle facilitator specializing in those with marginalized identities, mothers and families. She enjoys spending time with her three children, family, and connecting to the indigenous skills and wisdom of her ancestors to deepen her understanding of the natural world around us.
James DeLong was a gerontological social worker promoting wellness before becoming an “accidental academic” and directing the UW School of Social Work’s MSW Extended Degree Program for 23 years. He served as the lead instructor for the School of Social Work’s required clinical practice and anti-oppression courses. He founded and led for five years an anti-racism white allies group at the SSW and was a co-founder and board member of Whidbey PFLAG.
Janet Staub is grateful for her 23 years working with the City of Seattle Human Services Department where she participated in learning and teaching about racism and cultural and linguistic relevance. Her co-workers, people from a wide variety of cultures and ethnicities, generously shared their perspectives and challenged her perspective.She has been deeply influenced by the members of a diverse learning and teaching community known as the Culturally Relevant Anti-Bias Leadership Project. She is a graduate of both the MSW program and the Infant Mental Health Program at the University of Washington, the parent of two grown daughters, grandmother of one, and the long time partner of James DeLong.