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Training in Bystander Intervention


Oct 19, 2019
06:00 PM until 10:00 PM



Training in Bystander Intervention Saturday, October 19, 2019, Potluck at 6:00 PM, Training at 7:00 PM at the Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse, 539 County Route 13, Old Chatham NY, across from Pitt Hall Road and Powell House.


Spee Braun and Shirley Edgerton will offer a session of training in Bystander Intervention-    Have you ever wished you’d spoken up when witnessing a stranger harassing another stranger, whether because of their religion, race, gender, or other aspect of their presentation and being in the world?  What held you back?  Have you intervened but felt you could have done a better job of it?


This training will teach you how to safely intervene in public acts of harassment. We'll explore "do's and don'ts" of bystander intervention and consider scenarios and how to respond effectively, taking the lead from the person being harassed.


Spee Braun works for Save the Children and other humanitarian organizations to improve people’s lives in the United States and around the world.  As a Quaker, she’s committed to peace and social justice endeavors and received training in bystander intervention from the American Friends Service Committee.  She resides with her family in the Quaker Intentional Village in East Chatham, NY, where the community strives for Spirit-focused lives of simplicity, sustainability, and joy.


Shirley Edgerton is tasked with bringing knowledge of the not so simply defined issue of “Cultural Competence” to school systems, city governments and communities.  Shirley previously presented a program describing a trip to South Africa with several mentors and a number of local teen age girls, where they volunteered at an orphanage for a week of assistance and learning.  This trip was part of the ROPE (Rites of Passage and Empowerment) program she founded nine years ago.


Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 518-794-3048.  For directions:




View map Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse
539 County Route 13
Old Chatham, NY

Additional Information


Old Chatham Quaker Meeting



Contact name

Bob Elmendorf

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