Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Media: Activist Training Gets Bostonians Involved in Fighting Islamophobia
The Metro Boston reported today on a series of workshops being hosted by the Boston chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace, including one focused on bystander intervention to be conducted by BARCC. The Metro spoke with Steph Trilling, director of BARCC's Community Awareness and Prevention Services, about the training.
Excerpt: "On Wednesday, the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) will lead another session that focuses on bystander intervention training. BARCC teaches intervention skills at colleges, high schools and more, usually in the context of sexual assault or violence, but for this they’ll adapt their lesson to apply to harassment or hate crimes because of racism. 'One of the key takeaways is that there's always something you can do [as a bystander],' said Steph Trilling, BARCC’s director of Community Awareness and Prevention Services. 'It’s about really thinking of what can you do in that moment, rather than ignoring something or walking away.'"