MVP's Bystander Intervention Conference (with Webinar) - Boston, MA, United States - 31 May-1 Jun 2012
31 May - 1 June, 2012 (8:30am – 5:30 pm - US EDT) - 16 hours later in NZ - please use this Time and Date calculator to check sesion times
Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Available as a Webinar - low fee, payable in US dollars
Organised by: Mentors in Violence Prevention
Registration required, fees apply
Bystander intervention: from its roots to the road ahead
This conference is presented by Mentors in Violence Prevention.
This conference will be the first global gathering of experts, activists and practitioners to discuss and share our respective bystander intervention experiences. The conference will focus on bystander intervention in preventing gender violence while exploring a range of social, structural and political dynamics that are seamlessly transferable to bystander efforts addressing other social problems. Leading experts in the bystander intervention movement will discuss a range of issues, such as men and women working together; designing effective bystander initiatives in diverse socioeconomic and racial/ethnic environments; working with organized athletics and Greeks on college campuses; bystander pedagogy; and efforts to design comprehensive bystander initiatives that address gender violence but also bullying, gay-bashing and other significant social problems.
There are a number of real leaders in the development of Bystander packages speaking over the two days. New Zealand examples include the recent Who Are You? campaign and Family Planning’s “It’s About Mana”