By Ashley Maier on August 16, 2012

Bystander Intervention: Using social media to build bystander action to prevent violence

Earlier this year, hundreds of people gathered at the Bystander Intervention: From its roots to the road ahead conference in Boston. In order to keep the momentum of strengthening bystander approaches to prevent violence, PreventConnect is collaborating with Mentors in Violence Prevention and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center to continue the dialogue about taking action in our communities.

This web conference will focus on how social media can be a tool to build bystander action.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Click here to watch a recording of this session


Guest Speakers:

Michelle Garcia Nicole Daley Jodie Layne



  • Slides [PDF]
  • Recording [click here to view]
  • Text chat [PDF]

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how social media can support bystander intervention efforts.
  • Identify two examples of using social media for prevention efforts.
  • Identity one opportunity to use social media in their prevention efforts.


Ashley Maier

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Ashley Maier, MSW, MPA, has worked in the movement to end gendered violence for well over a decade. She began as a volunteer at a domestic violence shelter in Illinois, served as a hospital-based advocate in St. Louis, coordinated community health/family violence training programs for pediatric residents in St. Louis and San Diego, and managed Oregon’s Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) grantees and program. Ashley is a contributing author to Lantern Book’s 2013 publication, Defiant Daughters: 21 Women on Art, Activism, Animals, and The Sexual Politics of Meat and is creator of the 2015 book, Circles of Compassion: Connecting Issues of Justice.

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