Bystander Intervention Workshop
Bystander Intervention workshops are being held to supplement the Diversity Lunch and Learns that are being offered in the spirit of the message from the Chancellor below. The Lunch and Learns are designed to open constructive dialogue across campus. Bystander Intervention is designed to teach us skills to be able to intervene when we are in the presence of biased conversations or events, in order to promote civil discourse and UW-Platteville living our stated values.
As the Chancellor said, "For our campus, the next step, in light of the election and the emotions it has inspired, is to engage civilly, in the best American tradition, about contentious issues. Our university community should engage in thoughtful and respectful conversations about those areas where we disagree. Uncivil communication, especially communication using words that negatively target specific individuals and particular groups, does not align with the values of this institution. UW-Platteville has a long and proud tradition as a student-centered university, one in which each person is respected. I know that emotions are running high. As we reflect on that, I want to spend a moment reminding our community that this is a time of reflection and anxiety. The best way to deal with these issues is to engage them and each other."
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