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Bystander Awareness Workshops with Professor Maureen Scully & Diversity Theater


Tuesday, May 1, 2018
5:00pm - 7:30pm


SAU - Student Alumni Union (04),
Room 1510

Event Contact

Anne Canale


Maureen Scully

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Intended Audience: Full-time faculty members, academic leaders, and staff who work closely with our students

Session Facilitators: Professor Maureen Scully - College of Management, UMASS Boston & Tina Chapman DaCosta - RIT Diversity Theater Director, Senior Lecturer, College of Liberal Arts, Playback North America Advisory Board

Description: All full-time faculty members, academic leaders, and staff who work closely with our students are invited to attend an interactive workshop which focuses on bystander awareness and includes time for discussion, practice, role-playing (voluntary), and practical take-a ways.  Professor Maureen Scully from University of Massachusetts in Boston has visited RIT several times to lead effective bystander awareness education workshops through AdvanceRIT and in collaboration with RIT’s Diversity Theater.  Tina Chapman DaCosta, Director of RIT Diversity Theater, has partnered with AdvanceRIT on several occasions to present interactive theatre-based workshops. This spring, Dr. Scully and Tina Chapman DaCosta will offer a uniquely designed workshop using Playback Theatre, a form of improvisational theatre where participants share stories that are enacted on the spot. These stories form the basis for shared learning and further reflection on how to support an inclusive climate. This workshop is for department chairs/academic leaders, full-time faculty, and staff who work closely with our students.  This event is hosted by AdvanceRIT in collaboration with Student Affairs, Division of Diversity & Inclusion, Title IX Office, Ombud’s Office, Human Resources, and several units within Academic Affairs.

Registration Links:

5/1 (1-3:30): Bitly:

5/1 (5-7:30): Bitly:

5/2 (9:30-12): Bitly:

Seats are limited! Please register by April 25th @ 5 PM!
Light Refreshments will be provided.
Please request interpreting services by visiting Access Services @
(interpreters are subject to availability).


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1209115. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.