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Lunch and Learn: "Take the Pledge to Step UP"

Our very own Honors student, Justin Wolber, will be hosting a Lunch and Learn on Thursday, January 26th entitled “Take the Pledge to Step Up.” During his presentation, Justin will discuss what the Step Up program is an how you can get involved. 190 more words


The Bystander Effect

A homeless man punched me this morning. Pretty hard though thankfully just on my shoulder. He was obviously unwell, mentally. But still- A decently sized man balled his hand into a fist, wound up, and struck a smallish woman (I’m only 5’3!) while she was walking down the sidewalk alone. 337 more words

What's Hiding Inside that House with the White-Picket Fence???

You walked by that house, every single day, on your way to take the bus to work, or whenever you’d headed out, to run your errands of groceries and picking up supper at the shop or whatever. 404 more words

Experiences Of Life

Why Should I Do Anything?

The mentality of the gathering crowd, watching someone get hurt here…

Why should I do anything? I’m NOT the only one who’s seeing this! Besides, I gotta, head into work now, I’m already late, and the boss warned me if I were ever late again, she’ll FIRE my ASS! 220 more words

Experiences Of Life

Fighting the Bystander Effect

By Jolie Day

Have you ever seen a person in need of help but thought someone else would eventually step in? What about someone being verbally or physically assaulted because of their race, identity, religion, or gender—and no one tried to help them? 729 more words

Beating the Bystander Effect: Part III, Theatre of the Oppressed

One method for helping students beat the bystander effect is to allow them space to practice acting–and reacting. Theatre of the Oppressed (in particular, Forum theatre), is one way to do this. 704 more words

Middle School

Beating the Bystander Effect: Part II

For older kids and adult students, The Atlantic‘s City Lab has a six-step guide for standing up to a bigoted attack. This article dates from 11/15/16; it’s written with an eye to recent events and increases in harassment and hate attacks. 322 more words