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.

The series consists of four interrelated workshops, described below:

  • Workshop 0 – Early Fall Semester
    • 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 1 – Late Fall Semester
    • 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 2 – Early Spring Semester
      • 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.)
      • The Workshop 2 sessions to be held in Spring 2022 are currently being finalized. Add your name/email to this notification list to be emailed once the dates are announced.
    • Workshop 3 – Late Spring Semester
      • 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.)
      • The Workshop 3 sessions to be held in Spring 2022 are currently being finalized. Add your name/email to this notification list to be emailed once the dates are announced. (Note: Linked form same as above.)

     

    This training series was piloted during the 2020-21 academic year with virtual workshops, and based on their success, the training series will continue during the 2021-22 academic year with in-person workshops. Dates and registration links for Spring 2022 will be added late this Fall 2021.