Bystander Intervention Training on July 23, 2017

Sunday, July 23, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., in Nathan Johnson Hall

Not sure what to do when someone is being harassed at the bus stop? Want to increase your comfort and competence in helping when someone is being mistreated?

Join UUC’s Immigrant Justice group, in partnership with the Washington Initiative (WAI)*, for Bystander Intervention Training.

Considering the likelihood that any of us may observe an incident wherein someone is mistreated, abused or harassed by another, the need for this training may be stronger than ever.

  • Goals for this training include:
  • Raise awareness of helping behaviors
  • Increase one’s motivation to help
  • Develop skills and confidence when responding to problems or concerns
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of self and others.

To register for this training, please sign up online or call the office. In lieu of a fee, we are asking for donated items to support Washington Initiative’s programs for the homeless and veterans. Examples of items you might bring include:

  • New, clean socks or other clothing items
  • New, unused personal care items
  • Items for Veterans’ Care Packs:  journals, playing cards, pocket-size puzzles, reusable tote bags

Since this training is expected to fill to capacity, and we want to use all available spaces, please ensure you are fully available to participate on July 23.

Questions, please contact Dave Mentz at


* About the Washington Initiative (WAI):

The Seattle branch of an international grassroots volunteer organization known as The Initiative Collective, the Washington Initiative seeks to engage everyday citizens in addressing community issues.   The Washington Initiative and its Team Leader/Trainer, Krystal Marx, are leaders in the fields of bystander intervention and self-defense training in our area.

Susan St. John

UUC Publications Coordinator