Learn How to Address Discrimination at Educational Workshop

Have you ever witnessed an act of discrimination and not known what to do? The Bystander/Upstander workshop will prepare participants to intervene safely and appropriately when witnessing incidents of discrimination, harassment or harm. Participants will engage with real-life scenarios specifically customized for Door County to enable them to effectively identify and challenge negative narratives and behaviors.

Kathleen Toerpe, executive director of JUST Door County, explained, “Door County has not been immune to the well-publicized surge in intolerance challenging our country. Bystanders who have witnessed events of harassment and discrimination here have expressed their frustration, powerlessness and regret at not knowing how to react, whether to intervene or how to document what they have witnessed. This workshop is a first step in offering interested Door County community members the opportunity to learn effective and proven bystander-intervention responses.”

Bystander/Upstander will be held April 30, 9 am-3:30 pm, at the Kress Pavilion. Advance registration is required, and early registration is recommended. Admission is $20 per person prior to April 1 and $25 per person after. A light lunch will be included. Registration will be capped at 30 participants. Register online at, or call 920.746.1786. For more information, email [email protected].

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