Beyond Bystanders

Graduate Students | Beyond Bystanders Workshop Series

The Beyond Bystanders workshop series provides male graduate students with the skills needed to identify, interrupt and prevent gender harassment in STEM academia, as well as with an open space where they can frankly talk about issues surrounding male allyship. The series is a collaboration between ARROWS, SARP, GWISE, and WISEguys. (Note: While these workshops are primarily focused on training male graduate students in STEM programs, any graduate student is welcome to attend, regardless of gender or academic program.)

The series consists of four interrelated workshops, described below:

  • Workshop: Introductory Session
    • This workshop introduces attendees to the vocabulary and statistics around sexual and gender harassment, gives real-life experiences from BU students, and discusses the framework used for identifying and interrupting sexual and gender harassment.
    • Five Workshop 0 sessions were held over Fall 2021 on Sep. 13th, Sep. 21st, Sep. 27th, Oct. 5th, and Oct. 18th
  • Workshop: Interrupting Harassment from Undergrads
    • The first half of this workshop is an open forum for attendees to ask questions and discuss their experiences observing or interrupting sexual harassment.
    • The second half has attendees practicing how to interrupt sexual harassment in act-out scenarios in which they are at the higher end of the power dynamic related to the harasser (e.g. they are interrupting when an undergraduate is the harasser.)
    • Three Workshop 1 sessions were held over Fall 2021 on Oct. 26th, Nov. 1st, and Nov. 9th
    • Workshop: Interrupting Harassment from Grad Students
      • The first half of this workshop is an open forum for attendees to ask questions and discuss their experiences observing or interrupting sexual harassment.
      • The second half has attendees practicing how to interrupt sexual harassment in act-out scenarios in which they are at equal ends of the power dynamic related to the harasser (e.g. they are interrupting when a graduate student is the harasser.)
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    • Workshop: Interrupting Harassment from Faculty/Staff/Postdocs
      • The first half of this workshop is an open forum for attendees to ask questions and discuss their experiences observing or interrupting sexual harassment.
      • The second half has attendees practicing how to interrupt sexual harassment in act-out scenarios in which they are at the lower end of the power dynamic related to the harasser (e.g. they are interrupting when a faculty, postdoc, or staff member is the harasser.)
      • Upcoming Workshops: