On behalf of the DLF Equity & Inclusion Committee:
Have you ever witnessed bullying, harassment, or an uncomfortable encounter in a professional context and wished you knew how to intervene? It can be challenging to know what to say or do on the spot. The
DLF Code of Conduct
invites participants to be Active Bystanders, but what does that really mean? After an introduction to bystander intervention and an overview of strategies, we will think together about how to apply active bystander approaches to situations
that might happen in professional or social contexts.
To prepare for the orientation session, you can read the
Code of Conduct
, watch this
, read one or more of the three short articles about bystander intervention linked below, and reflect on the following scenarios:
- Someone addresses another person using the wrong pronoun.
- In a lively discussion, someone is continually interrupting someone else.
- You overhear someone make a comment about someone else’s appearance or body size.
- Someone makes a remark that is commonly used in rhetoric against a marginalized group.
- A question from the audience in a session seems intended to embarrass the presenter; when the presenter tries to answer, the audience member interrupts to ask it in a different way
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