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January 14 Monthly Lunch Program - "Being an Active Bystander"

January 14, 2020

 Tuesday, January 14, 2020

"Being an Active Bystander"

Speaker: Lena Tenney, Coordinator of Public Engagement

Program coordination provided by the AFP IDEA Committee
in cooperation with the 2020 Education Committee
11:30-11:50 - Registration, Buffet Lunch, Networking
11:50-Noon  Welcome
Noon-1:00PM  Program


Have you ever been in a conversation when someone said something biased that made you uncomfortable, but you were not sure how to respond? Most of us struggle to address these all too common situations. This training seeks to empower and equip participants to speak out in response to those all too common, “Did they really just say that?!” moments when bias emerges. Participants will thus learn how to communicate effectively in challenging situations through the employment of strategies that can be tailored to the particular situation at hand.
Learning Goals
After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
1) Define the bystander effect, microaggressions, and the role of an active bystander.
2) Articulate at least three research-supported benefits of creating inclusive spaces.
3) Analyze the context of a situation in which bias has emerged and select a correspondingly appropriate strategy for addressing the incident.

Approved for 1 CFRE Credit

Columbus Metropolitan Main Library
Main Auditorium
96 South Grant Avenue
Registration Fee:
$10 for AFP Members
$20 for Guests
Buffet lunch by Freedom a la Carte
RSVP Deadline is Noon on Thursday, January 9
To RSVP you must register online in advance.MAX CAPACITY 80 PARTICIPANTS - First-Come First-Served

Cancellation and Refund Policy:
Cancellations received in writing by the RSVP deadline are eligible for a full refund.  Cancellations received after the deadline will not be eligible for refunds but you may send a substitute guest.

Lena Tenney, MPA, MEd. | Coordinator of Public Engagement
Pronouns: they/them/theirs | Honorific: Mx. Tenney
Lena Tenney is Coordinator of Public Engagement for the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University.
They direct the facilitation portfolio of the Race and Cognition Program, which includes traveling around the nation to facilitate trainings about implicit bias, structural racism, and being an active bystander. Lena is a co-author of the 2017 edition of the Kirwan Institute’s State of the Science: Implicit Bias Review publication and a cocreator of the Implicit Bias Module Series online learning platform.
Lena holds a Masters of Education and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma. They also graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelors of Arts in Religious Studies and History from the University of Oklahoma.
Columbus Metropolitan Library

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