Bystander Intervention & Implicit Bias Training, followed by All-Committee Meeting
Nov 30, 2018, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
10:00am - 12:00pm: Bystander Intervention & Implicit Bias Training
Learn how community members of all identities and backgrounds can safely intervene in incidents of harassment or microaggressions that take place publicly in our community, particularly when the target/s and perpetrator/s are strangers. The training will help participants identify their own barriers to taking action, develop the skills of effective intervention, and understand how our own background and identities come into play when we are deciding to intervene (particularly if the intervention may turn a harasser's attention towards us).
12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch
1:00pm - 2:00pm: All-Committee Meeting
Discussion of SCRLC communications, reciprocal borrowing, and continuing education activities.
Fabina B.Colon serves her community as the Director of the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC), a small grassroots non-profit organization working on cultural and systemic change through community organizing and educational opportunities in Tompkins County. She is a recipient of the Cornell Civic Leader Fellow and Alice Cook House Fellow in recognition of her dedication to community engagement and collective leadership strategies. Fabina is passionate about political education, sustaining indigenous knowledge, and employing arts and culture as vehicles for community-building and social change. In addition to her work with MRC, she founded Tompkins County's first youth-led annual International Youth Arts and Culture Festival (IYAC Fest) and also co-founded Creative Community Designs (CCD); working towards positive social change through action planning, civic engagement and participation. Fabina is a longtime community advocate and has served as a volunteer and Board member for a number of organizations; she is currently a Board member of South Central Regional Library Council, Civic Ensemble, and the Diversity Consortium of Tompkins County.
Photo credit: Cornell Cooperative Extension