Resource list, Fall 2017

Below are resources I have picked from my files for you. I hope you find them useful.

The most helpful thing you can do to thank me is to spread the word about my program. You can do that by:

  1. Email a comment to me that I can use as a review of the class. Tell me if I can use your whole name, your first and initial, or only initials. ronafischman@gmail.com
  2. Tell people you know to come to my website or follow my blog.
  3. Spread the word about Bystander Intervention. Here is a national list of resources: https://sites.google.com/view/bystander-intervention

Blog:

I write about active bystander intervention, ally tactics, or social and economic justice every Monday on my blog. https://ronafischman.com/blog/

The ones about bystander intervention and active ally tactics are found in this category, if you want to read the older posts. https://ronafischman.com/category/active-ally-tactics/

About the classes I can teach:  https://ronafischman.com/why-bystander-intervention/

Stepping in with friends/relatives/coworkers:

Why facts don’t work: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/believe

Stepping in with strangers. Physical signs of aggression. Supplemental information:

Physically aggressive people: https://www.skillsyouneed.com/ps/dealing-with-aggression2.html

What does dominant physical posturing look like? http://psychologia.co/dominant-body-language/

Aggressive body language: http://www.offthegridnews.com/extreme-survival/5-body-language-signs-that-reveal-if-a-person-is-dangerous/

 For reserved people:

advice for reserved people: http://echothroughthefog.cordeliadillon.com/post/153393286626/how-to-call-your-reps-when-you-have-social-anxiety

Summary, one page handouts, short articles and blogs:

 Bystander basic: Standing against Islamophobia: https://www.afsc.org/sites/afsc.civicactions.net/files/documents/Bystander%20Intervention%20Tips%20Handout.pdf

Acting on behalf of others, not only about hate speech. Written for college students: https://wellness.uchicago.edu/page/bystander-intervention

How to stop hate crime. http://www.sanluisobispo.com/living/family/linda-lewis-griffith/article124184039.html

Bill Moyers on hate speech http://billmoyers.com/story/talking-back-hate-speech-explained/

Should you intervene? https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/should-you-intervene-in-a-bias-attack/?wt.mc=SA_Facebook-Share

If politics is causing stress: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/friendship-20/201702/8-tips-tackling-political-stress-now

Multiple teaching tools: http://www.interventionanddeescalation.com/resources.html

Videos:

Techniques:

Distracting the target, how to: https://www.facebook.com/upvee.co/videos/333880776982322/

Distance: http://krqe.com/2016/11/24/picture-captures-person-accosting-woman-wearing-hijab-at-smiths/?cid=facebook_KRQE_News_13

Distance: (foul language warning!) https://www.facebook.com/NowThisNews/videos/1435940953162691/

Intervening with the aggressor: https://www.facebook.com/MicMedia/videos/1435376513151801/

Intervening with violent aggressor: Anti-Muslim attack stopped by a Latina in NYC (foul language.) https://www.facebook.com/MicMedia/videos/1414654265224026/ shooting

These are harder and should not be tried unless you are sure of safety for everyone in the area:

Disrupting hate speech: https://www.indy100.com/article/man-racist-announcement-protester-perfect-response-noo-7478896

Pacing. This from a comedy show. It demonstrates how to get someone out of uncontrolled emotion: https://youtu.be/JTgkM_THZfo

Legal/safety:

Legal observer training http://www.nlgmass.org/street-law-clinics/clinic-overviews/legal-observer-training/

Phone security at protests https://ssd.eff.org/en/module/attending-protests-united-states

About children at protests: https://medium.com/move-towards-joy/activist-mamas-guide-to-taking-kids-to-a-march-ff5a56340a86#.8z0hjo7es

About children at protests: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/11-tips-for-protesting-with-kids_us_587d41dae4b0740488c3ddbf?

Bullying/microaggression and aggression:

Levels of aggression chart http://www.opheliaproject.org/facts/LevelsofAggression.pdf

What’s microaggression?

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/microaggressions-in-everyday-life/201010/racial-microaggressions-in-everyday-life

 https://www.buzzfeed.com/hnigatu/racial-microagressions-you-hear-on-a-daily-basis?utm_term=.pyBkn2Q2l#.qb3bAjajV  

Books:

Women’s guide to conflict resolution: The Professional Woman’s Guide to Conflict Management By Elinor Robin, PhD

Tongue Fu!: How to Deflect, Disarm, and Defuse Any Verbal Conflict by Sam Horn