“No one has to do everything. Everyone has to do something.”
Green Dot is built on the premise that in order to measurably reduce power-based personal violence, including sexual violence, partner violence, or stalking, a cultural shift is necessary. In order to create a cultural shift, a critical mass of people will need to engage in a new behavior or set of behaviors that will make violence less sustainable within any given community. The “new behavior” is a green dot.
The only two choices facing each of us in keeping our community safe, are (1) to do something, or (2) to do nothing. Both of these choices have profound implications. A choice to do nothing is a choice to allow the violence to continue on our campus.
Our training is based on the belief that the greatest power is in the bystander – each one of us. Through our choices, we can define the norms and ultimately decide what we will accept and not accept in our community.
Green Dot training will provide you with the knowledge and tools needed in order to be an active bystander and ultimately keep our campus safe. To register for a Green Dot training, please click the “register” link above. If you have any questions about Green Dot please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.