NL Greens to host Bystander Training
The New London Green Party is co-sponsoring a three-hour "train-the-trainer" anti-harassment session on Thursday, January 12, from 6pm–9pm, at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 19 Jay Street, New London. The training will be led by Martha Yager from the American Friends Service Committee and focus on non-violent ways bystanders can de-escalate harassment and deal with racism and Islamophobia.
Because we know that interrupting racism and harassment is key to a strong community, we are thrilled to be bringing it to New London. We are inviting Greens from communities throughout eastern Connecticut, representatives of local nonprofit organizations, and interested members of the public to participate in the training, so the positive impact can spread throughout our region.
There is no fee for the training, but donations to AFSC are strongly encouraged. Per request of the facilitator, the session will be capped at 30 participants. Email us if you're interested in participating.
Next NLGP meeting – February 12
The next meeting of the New London Green Party will be held on Sunday, February 12, 7:00pm, at 19 Evergreen Avenue. The meeting will be preceded by a potluck supper at 6:30. (Usually we meet on the first Sunday of the month, but we are shifting the date to avoid conflicts with SuperBowl Sunday activities.) We will be electing members of our Town Committee, our governing body that recruits candidates and oversees Green Party municipal campaigns.
All are welcome! Please attend if you would like to learn what the New London Greens are planning for 2017 and interested in getting involved.