Green Dot Program training Jan. 19 equips UNT community members to reduce power-based violence

Green Dot is a national program designed to help reduce power-based personal violence. The program focuses on the productive power of bystanders, witnesses of violence between two parties (perhaps between our friends, family members, neighbors, fellow students, etc.). In instances of harmful or violent words, actions or behaviors, bystanders have a choice to ignore and accept the abuse (known as a "red dot") or intervene and address the violence (a "green dot"). Through education, a community equipped to intervene in red dot incidents will be cultivated. The result will be a green dot campus; a campus that will not accept power-based personal violence.

Attend a training session to equip yourself with the tools to be a Green Dot advocate Friday, Jan. 19, from 9 -10:30 a.m. at the Willis Library, Room 250 H. Request a special training session for your department, student organization or other group.

For questions, contact Renee McNamara by email or by phone at 940-369-6027.