Active By-Stander Training with J.E. McNeil

2:00 pm

October 22, 2017

We have all witnessed instances of injustice -- small and large -- and walked away feeling that we should have done more. Spend an afternoon with J. E. McNeil and learn how to step up -- not away. Become an active by-stander. In the words of William Penn, "Let us then try what love will do."
October 22, 2017, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.

This interactive workshop, facilitated by Quaker attorney and activist J. E. McNeil and hosted by William Penn House, provides participants with the skills to address interpersonal acts of injustice in direct, respectful and effective ways that defuse confrontation, open pathways to peace building and enhance our ability to act as allies when others are targeted through ignorance or hatred.  Offered free of charge; space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Most of us encounter moments of injustice every day.  Most of us want to help, but some of us only know how to act confrontationally, while others feel helpless, not knowing an effective alternative to escalation. Grounded in the theory of non-violent by-stander intervention, this interactive training focuses on practicing methods that equip participants to feel empowered, intervene nonviolently, and be better allies in the work of peace-building and justice-making.

Attorney and peace activist, J. E. McNeil, Executive Director of On the Level, Inc., and former Executive Director at the Center for Conscience and War, has trained hundreds how to confront and resist injustice, but, according to J. E., “This training is for the non-confrontational, as well.  It helps us de-escalate and end individual moments of injustice just by being our better selves.”

The workshop is offered free of charge, but space is limited and pre-registration is required.  Registration deadline: October 20th.  Tax deductible donations to support the work of On the Level, Inc., and William Penn House are welcome.  Suggested donations: $1-$25, as you are able.

Please register or request more information at or (202) 543-5560.

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