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Welcome to the Not In Our State Summit 2015 at the University of Montana in beautiful Missoula, Montana. 
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Monday, November 9 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Mission Intervention

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Session Description: The theatrical space is one of fantasy. People portray characters which find a life of their own in this space, but it is also fleeting. The lives of the characters and the consequences they experience disappear with the applause, making the theatrical space one in which is it safe to experiment and fail. Forum theater for bystander intervention training takes advantage of this safe space, and opens it to audience members to try their hand at intervening in potentially dangerous situations. These attempts are then discussed, which generates a dialogue on effective intervention techniques and new intervention ideas. This session of interactive forum theater will challenge participants to explore the many ways to take action.

Learning Outcomes:  In this session, participants will be exposed to and participate in forum theater for bystander intervention training. In this training, they will create a dialogue about various intervention techniques, why they may or may not be effective, and why they may or may not be good options. Attendees will inherently learn the way forum theater works through participation and observation.


Sydoney Blackmore, Make Your Move! Missoula Applied Theater Prevention Specialist, University of Montana

Sydoney Blackmore, Make Your Move! Missoula Applied Theater Prevention Specialist, University of Montana; Kelly McGuire, Healthy Relationships Project Coordinator, Missoula City-County Relationship Violence Services;  Emma Thorp;  LeShawn George, SARC; Mariah McGarvey; and Sarah Johnson.

Monday November 9, 2015 11:00am - 11:50am
UC 326

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