Ouch! Your Silence Hurts

This program will help the bystander learn how to speak up and help stop demeaning behavior.

Program length 9 minutes
Topics: Diversity, Respect

Many people say they want to speak up when they see others stereotyped, disrespected, or demeaned. But they stand by silently because of discomfort or the fear of saying the wrong thing. They may turn away thinking who am I to get involved, this isn't my business. In fact, as a bystander, you ARE part of the conversation. You are the audience. Your silence allows the disrespectful behavior to continue. Your silence hurts.

Ouch! Your Silence Hurts challenges viewers by asking, "How will you personally respond next time you witness somebody being treated with disrespect? You have a choice: Passive Bystander or Pro-active Ally." In a powerful and compelling way, this 9-minute video motivates bystanders to use their voice to speak up for respect on behalf of someone else.


Key Learning Points

  • Understand the high cost of silent collusion
  • Explore the power of the bystander to make a difference
  • Inspire passive bystanders to use their voice as active allies

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What's Included DVD & CD-ROM with Leader's Guide for 1-hour and 30-minute presentations, Powerpoint presentation, mini-poster
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