The Bystander Moment (Zonta Olympia)
For too long, discussions about violence against women and bystander intervention have centered on women and what they need to do to protect themselves. This dynamic has exacerbated existing ideas about gender and let men especially straight, white men off the hook.
In this new film, Jackson Katz focuses on how the norms of male peer culture help normalize abusive behaviors toward woman and girls while silencing other men in the face of these patterns of abuse. And he shows how these deeply gendered dynamics are at the same time deeply inflected by intersectional factors like race, ethnicity, and class. In the end, Katz also stresses the crucial importance of appealing to people not as potential perpetrators or passive spectators, but as active bystanders and potential leaders who have a positive role to play in challenging and changing the sexist cultural norms that too often lead to gender violence.
Zonta Olympia is hosting this movie in Olympia to start the dialogue, to make more sense of the #MeToo movement, to offer our community a safe place to speak up and learn.
Olympic Memorial Gardens (View)
5725 Littlerock Rd SW
Olympia, WA 98512
|Minimum Age: 16|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|