Bystander Training Workshop | Part 1 of 2

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Bystander Training Workshop | Part 1 of 2

This event is part of a series
Monday, Nov 29, 2021
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bella Volz Broughton, Chryste Johnson & Dr. Jennifer Eichstedt,
Spaces Left
Sharrone Blanck


Bella Volz Broughton, is a mixed black queer woman who was the President of Arcata High School’s Black Student Union. She graduated last school year and is now attending UC Berkeley studying Anthropology and African American Studies.  Bella is one of four high school students that received the Eureka NAACP School Equity Leadership Award.

Chryste Johnson, is an African American woman that received her BA in Psychology with a minor in Leadership Studies and a Masters in Social Work from HSU.  Currently she is a Social Worker at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley, CA.  She lived in Humboldt County for twenty-two years before recently relocating to the Bay Area.

Dr. Jennifer Eichstedt, is a white, queer woman who has been a professor of Sociology at Humboldt State since 1998.  Her academic work and activism has focused on racism, white supremacy and anti-racism.


Part one will be Monday, November 29th 5pm to 7pm.  This training takes place in two – 2 hour sessions.

In the first session you will learn about (micro) aggressions and how they impact people. Strategies will be shared about how to engage and interrupt (micro) aggressions and macro aggressions. There will be real scenarios presented between staff:staff, student:student, staff:student and student:staff.  

The sessions will be supported through whole group learning and breakout spaces to practice new skills.  Participants will be put in breakout rooms with others of similar power and positionality. For example, BIPOC students will work together and white female administrators will work together.   

The second session will be Monday, December 13th 5pm to 7pmThe second session will provide an opportunity for participants to share what worked and what was challenging.  There will be time to practice in small groups and address concerns together.  You must attend part one to attend part two.  


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