Civil Dialog, Safe Spaces, and Bystander Intervention: Resources

The resources listed give bystanders guidance for intervening when they see someone is being harassed. It includes ideas for civil dialog and creating safe spaces.  Check out the Diversity Research Guide for more information.

Intervention Resources

Navigating Difficult Conversations with Patrons, Students, Friends, and Family – 2016 Election

Ongoing Google doc link of relevant resources and information from librarians.



Tips for Interventions

One example of a technique that can be used in a wide range of situations where you see someone who is uncomfortable or being harassed.  Buzzfeed guide which nicely breaks the technique down.

The Role of the Bystander in Preventing Bullying – Dr. Ronald G. Slaby


Tips for Self-Care


Information from the Civil Dialog, Safe Spaces, and Bystander Intervention research guide.