Increased Attacks on Houses of Worship
Bystander Intervention: Responding to Witnessed Harassment
What do you do when you witness harassment on the street, at the coffee shop or on the bus?
Pastor Andrew Conley-Holcom of Admiral United Church of Christ is a conflict management workshop facilitator and an advocate for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. Pastor Conley-Holcom also facilitates workshops in bystander intervention. The sessions involve theater games to explore, disrupt, and reformulate power relationships.
KBCS interviews Pastor Conley-Holcom about how the workshops are structured and some approaches to the urge to help.
Hate Groups and Their Defectors
Washington stands out in its significant rise of hate groups established over the past couple of years. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the number of hate groups in Washington increased from 9 to 26 since 2016.
Lonnie Lusardo is a cultural competency trainer and former journalist, who has done extensive research on hate groups and its defectors for his upcoming book, “Defecting from Hate.”