April 10: Answers to the Bystander’s Dilemma

The Second in Not In Our Town’s Series:
Bullying – Changing the Culture
7-9 PM  APRIL 10th
Princeton Public Library
Collaborative experiential event co-sponsored by
Corner House’s Project GAIA, Princeton Not In Our Town, HiTOPS,
the Princeton Public Library and Kidsbridge Tolerance Museum.
Through interactive drama and discussion, adults and young people will explore the internal conflicts experienced by bystanders who witness bullying or other mistreatment. We hope that participants gain insight and skills which will empower them to act productively when confronted with bullying.  Throughout the evening, the audience will be invited to contribute reactions, comments and questions.
Welcome and Introduction

Opening remarks by Representative Rush Holt

Outline of Evening: Mary Saudargas, Facilitator Project GAIA

Theatrical illustration

Definition of Bullying and roles involved (target, bully, bystander)

Exploration using interactive theatre

Project GAIA:  directed by Mary Saudargas
             Scene One : Physical Education class
             Scene Two: Government Policy class

NIOT:  directed by Todd Reichart
             with assistance from Giz Coughlin and Dennis McGeady
             Scene One:   Workplace
              Scene Two:  School Soccer Bleachers
Discussion led by Elizabeth Casparian, Executive Director of HiTOPS

Local Organizations:
Not in our Town  — notinourtownprinceton.blogspot.com
Kidsbridge  – kidsbridgemuseum.org
HiTOPS – hitops.org
Corner House – Cornerhousenj.org
Princeton Regional Schools– prsunited.com
Princeton Public Library 
Google “What Would You Do?”
Books (starred, available at Princeton Public Library)

Little Girls Can Be Mean: Four Steps to Bully-Proof Girls in the Early Grades, by Michelle Anthony and Reyna Lindert *

• The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander, by Barbara Coloroso *

Books from the prsunited.com website:

Queen Bees and Wannabes, by Rosalind Wiseman *

Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls, by Rachel Simmons *

Your Child: Bully or Victim? Understanding and Ending School Yard    Tyranny, by Peter Sheras

A Parents Guide to Understanding and Responding to Bullying: The Bully Busters Approach, by A Horne, J. Stoddard, C. Bell

Bullies are a Pain in the Brain, by Trevor Romain*

• Say Something, by Peggy Moss (for elementary school-age children)*

• Books by Trudy Ludwig (for elementary school-age children)*

Many books available through Princeton Public Library, keyword: “bullying” 

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