Past Event - Becoming Allies: Stepping In

Thu, Mar 16, 2017 -
8:00 am to 10:00 am

On March 16th the Diversity Forum continued our theme of Becoming Allies with a specific focus on "Stepping In". People are regularly being harassed or attacked because of who they are. How can we be prepared to intervene, and do so in a way that respects and empowers the person being targeted?

This month Ann Van Dyke, Aaysha Noor and Pat Allen from the Community Responders Network shared their expertise on this topic, and engaged us in role-plays for how to effectively and sensitively intervene in these types of situations. They also provided guidance for how organizations can "step in" and play a role as an ally in these situations as well.

Thank you to Widener Law Commonwealth for hosting us.

The Diversity Forum is sponsored in part by Community Partner Sponsors:



We are also grateful to our supporting sponsors:

UPMC Health Plan, Pinnacle Health, Community Responders Network, Alder Health, Life Esteem & the Sierra Club.

Diversity Forum Materials:


PowerPoint w. Announcements

CRN Handout: About Us

CRN Handout: Guidance for Bystanders

Article: So You Want to Wear a Safety Pin?

Poster: Hate Has No Business Here

YWCA Handout: 10 Things Allies Can Do

Event Photos (click photo to view larger): 
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