TAB is a skill-building process that helps participants know when they are bystanders, to analyze situations, and evaluate consequences. TAB gives bystanders the competencies to create action plans in the moment of need or later. Active bystandership means taking responsible action to help people in need, instead of remaining passive and becoming complicit. It does not mean aggression against the harm doer. TAB is also about responding positively to helpful behaviors, and engaging with people beyond your normal circle.
TAB workshops are sponsored throughout the United States by community coalitions, libraries, LGBTQ groups, social justice and multicultural organizations, houses of worship (temples, mosques, churches), Human Rights Committees, social service agencies, substance abuse prevention task forces, and businesses.
The 2.5-hour TAB workshop can be provided in person or virtually. The online TAB is conducted synchronously by two trainers. Both in-person and the online TAB workshops are interactive and include activities, story sharing, small break-out group exercises, and large group discussions.
The minimum number of workshop participants is 10 people. TAB is appropriate for anyone 12 years old and older.
Among the communities that have hosted TAB workshops are:
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Lexington Library Community, MA
Lexington LGBTQ+ Community
Lexington Human Rights Committee
Reading Library Community, MA
Progressive Taunton Community, MA
World in Watertown Community, MA
Easton Human Rights Community, MA
Wakefield Human Rights Commission, MA
Brownell Library, Vermont
SOMA community, New Jersey
Stoneham Human Rights Commission, MA
Get in touch today to learn more about bringing TAB to your community!