Love Your Neighbor Active Bystander Workshop
Organized by Disciples Uniting for Racial Justice, this workshop will take place at Brentwood on Monday, November 18 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The workshop will be led by Tameka Bell, who has led trainings with more than 1,000 grassroots leaders —from first-generation immigrants and those returning from incarceration to clergy leaders and nonprofit executives. A light dinner will be served and childcare will be available.
This is primarily an activism and organizing primer for white people who have had the privilege of ignoring violence in our communities until now. Attendees will learn new tools and tactics to begin to combat incidents of identity-based violence. The training encourages people to be active bystanders and to de-escalate conflict by engaging the target (not the attacker), documenting the incident, and offering target support.
About the Trainer, Tameka Bell:
Tameka has led trainings with more than 1,000 grassroots leaders – from first-generation immigrants and those returning from incarceration to clergy leaders and nonprofit executives. In 2014, she designed and led a communications and media seminar at Harris-Stowe State University for youth activists in Ferguson, Missouri. Her training portfolio includes active bystander intervention workshops that help to empower communities to combat situations of identity-based violence and “She Speaks: A Restorative Narrative Workshop for Black Women”, which centers the experiences of black women who are often pushed to the margins of the margins. She teaches story and media for Auburn Theological Seminary.
Tameka is a native Kansas Citian, and holds a degree in journalism from the University of Missouri.
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