We all have the power to prevent power-based personal violence. What can we do? Actively create a culture that won’t tolerate violence. Change happens when we stand up and say “Power-based Personal Violence is not OK!” Notice the moments that could result in a red dot. Use the 3Ds — Direct, Delegate, and Distract — to brainstorm realistic ways you could intervene.
Each of us has the power to make a difference. It starts with us.
Share Your Commitment. Talk with friends and family about your belief that violence prevention is possible and that it starts with us. Tell them how they can help. Check out one of our Bystander Stories videos. Post one on your Facebook or other social media, show it to a friend or in a class.
Know Your Campus Resources. Sometimes doing a Green Dot means getting someone some help. Take a moment to review all the resources for violence survivors available on campus, in Portland, and on-line.
Participate in a Green Dot Training. These training sessions work on how to recognize potential red dots, acknowledge the things that can prevent us from acting, and brainstorm realistic Green Dots. It's a powerful way of taking a stand against violence. Sign up now.
Teach Others About Green Dots. Invite a Green Dot team member to talk with your residence hall, class, teammates, or group of friends. Interested? Send a quick e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Create a Green Dot Story. Create a 90-second video telling the story of a Green Dot you saw or did. Maybe you intervened, or maybe you saw a friend do an ingenious distraction. Use photos, stop-animation, or live-action drama. Have a story, but you aren't sure how to get started? We can help. Send a quick e-mail to email@example.com.
This project was supported by Grant No. 2011-WA-AX-0017 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S., DOJ. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.