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    Wednesday
    Jun272012

    #77. Speaking Out

    This Conversation Will Help You…

     

    1. Speak up while staying safe
    2. Name other ways to have impact if they don’t feel safe

     

    Think About This First

    •  This conversation is an ideal follow up to conversation #76, since it deals directly with how to speak out against something someone has said or done.

     

    Having the Conversation

     

    Start here:

    What are the kinds of things you’d call out?

    Do you ever witness behavior, conversations or actions in your day to day life that make you feel uncomfortable or uneasy?

    Are there certain comments that people make that you want to speak up about, even if you were friends?  What about actions?


    What makes you know that it’s okay to say something?What are some ways to respectfully confront someone in these situations?

    Is there a certain feeling you get that tells you that you want to say something?

    Why would saying something feel important to do?

     

    Continue:

    What are some things that would make it too risky or unsafe to say something?

    How would you know?

    Have you ever been in that situation before?

    What did you do then?

     

    Keep Talking:  

    If you don’t feel safe saying something directly, what could you do instead?

    Why is this important?

    Can you identify some people or services that you could help you in potentially dangerous situations?

    What are some indirect ways to step in during potentially dangerous or risky situations?

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