Monthly Readings & Resources from Goosefoot’s Anti-Racism Task Force: Bystander Intervention

October 1, 2023

Have you ever wondered what to do if you witness public instances of bigotry, racism, or other forms of discrimination? This month's readings offer some concrete actions and interventions bystanders can take to stand up for a person being targeted and stop further harm.

Cracking the Code: Dr. Joy DeGruy on “A Trip to the Grocery Store” (video)

The American Psychological Association features tips on how bystanders can shut down microaggressions.

The American Friends Service Committee has a handy Bystander Intervention Toolkit.

Goosefoot’s Anti-Racism Task Force (ARTF) was formed in December 2020 to deepen our understanding of systemic racial injustice, our participation in it—both individually and collectively—and what steps we can take to contribute to a more just and equitable society. This commitment is core to our mission to create and sustain a thriving local community. 

Since that time, ARTF has been meeting monthly to discuss ways Goosefoot can work to become a more anti-racist organization on every level. As part of this commitment, ARTF also suggests topics and provides references to both historic and current topics for discussion during the last segment of Goosefoot’s monthly Board meetings.