The Bystander Moment: Transforming Rape Culture and Its Roots

PRESENTED BY: Online Event
6:30 PM, Monday, November 27, 2023 PST
Location: Online Event - Pacific Standard Time (click for map)

The Meaningful Movies High School group proudly presents an exclusive online screening of the thought-provoking documentary, “The Bystander Moment: Transforming Rape Culture and Its Roots” by Jackson Katz. Mark your calendars for November 27th, 2023, at 6:30 pm PST, as we embark on a journey towards positive societal change. “The Bystander Moment” isn’t just a film; it’s a powerful call to action. This groundbreaking documentary delves deeper into the origins of rape culture and paves the way for a transformative future. Katz’s engaging analysis, interwoven with compelling archival footage and media clips, reveals the role bystanders play in ongoing gender violence. This documentary sheds light on the complex dynamics of peer culture, especially among men of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, shedding light on how sexism becomes normalized and voices are silenced in the face of witnessing abuse. Engage in an enlightening conversation with our esteemed guest speakers and become a catalyst for change with “The Bystander Moment.”

Discussion following the film!


Introducing our speakers from The King County Sexual Assult Resource Center!!!!

Jessica Cowles​

Prevention Services Specialist | she/her

Jessica Cowles graduated in 2016 from Eastern Washington University with a BA in Psychology and Criminal Justice. She worked as a street outreach worker and case manager working with at-risk and homeless youth at Nexus Youth and Families for 2 and a half years. Jessica started at KCSARC as a legal advocate and specialized in working with commercial sexually exploited youth and in assisting victims with obtaining protection orders. She moved to the KCSARC prevention team in March of 2022. She was born and raised in Washington State, but her mother was born and raised in Hawaii and most of her family still resides there. She danced Hula and Tahitian for 21 years (professionally for 17 years). And she has a black cat named Nani who is 8 years old.

Hannah Pepin

Hannah joined the KCSARC prevention team in May of 2022. Previously, she worked as a mental health therapist seeing kids, adolescents, and adults at Salveo Counseling Center in Redmond. She moved to WA in 2021 after graduating from Boston College with an MSW in clinical mental health and continues to pursue her hours for full licensure. Hannah has a BA in Psychology and Gender and Women’s Studies from Connecticut College, where she began her work in sexual violence prevention as an intern in the Office of Sexual Violence Prevention and Advocacy. She loves coffee and spends most of her free time reading or walking her dog.

Cost: FREE

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Special Guests: Jessica Cowles​ ( she/her)

Sponsors: Mt. Baker Meaningful Movies and Meaningful Movies Spokane

Release Year: 2018

Running Time: 49 Minutes

Director: Jeremy Earp

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  1. Tara Lee
    #1 Tara Lee 7 November, 2023, 05:53

    Can you schedule a screening at a time that’s also convenient for the East Coast? Please?

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    • Melinda Raebyne
      Melinda Raebyne Author 17 November, 2023, 15:41

      Thank you for the suggestion. We will look into things on our end to see what we can do to accommodate your request.

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  2. Dr E-K
    #2 Dr E-K 27 November, 2023, 17:22

    I am so sorry that I find myself so exhausted tonight and as a survivor myself I am not up to making this important and generous screening tonight (Central Time). Please forgive me. I appreciate your organization so much!

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