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*DIGITAL* Merely Bystanders: The Psychology of Courage and Inaction

October 7, 2020
7:00 pm

Brooks Memorial Library
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Please note: due to the Covid-19 crisis, the October, November, and December 2020 First Wednesdays talks will only be offered online, via Zoom. Advance registration is required for these events. Register to attend this free event.

Amherst College psychology professor Catherine Sanderson examines the factors that lead most of us to stay silent in the face of bad behavior, and how this tendency to stay silent allows such acts to continue. Sanderson will provide practical strategies that we can all use to speak up and take action.

Catherine Sanderson is the Poler Family Professor and Chair of Psychology at Amherst College, and author of Why We Act: Turning Bystanders Into Moral Rebels.

Register to attend this free event.

Underwriter: The Vermont Country Store

Partner: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Pulitzer Prizes

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Starr LaTronica
(802) 254-5290


Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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