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Human In Common specializes in providing professional diversity + active bystander intervention trainings for schools, businesses and organizations.

Everyone deserves to be safe from harassment and discrimination in order to thrive in their home, school, place of employment, and community.

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 We all want safe and respectful
workplaces, schools and communities...

But when incidents of harassment, discrimination and social bias arise, many well-meaning people don’t know what to do. Too often, they do nothing. This is known as the “bystander effect”. It can leave targets vulnerable to harm and organizations at risk of damage to their mission and reputation. HUMAN IN COMMON, created by our founder, Deborah Cohen, and Assistant Director, Nialena Ali, provides compassionate, interactive diversity + active bystander intervention training to increase awareness, promote positive individual and organizational change and to prevent harassment and discrimination. Our Ethical Upstander Training creates allies instead of onlookers - protecting individuals and organizations.


Human In Common Receives Mini-Grant from the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts!

We are thrilled to announce that the Young Women’s Advisory Council selected Human In Common as the recipient of their Rape Culture Task Force mini-grant, sponsored by the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts. We have designed a unique youth-centered curriculum that focuses on consent and healthy relationships. We have spent the last two months facilitating interactive workshops with the bright and upstanding students at Chestnut Middle School. Check out our facebook to see more on our progress with our youth group!