We all have the power to prevent power-based personal violence. It starts with us. What can we do? Do Green Dots! Notice the red dots that happen around you. Use the 3Ds -- Direct, Delegate, and Distract -- to brainstorm realistic ways you could intervene. Make the choice to be an active bystander.
Change happens when we stand up and say “Power-based Personal Violence is not OK!” Below are a few ways you can proactively communicate your commitment to preventing violence:
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.