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"The Bystander Moment" Screening & Discussion

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The Lincoln Center

935 Maple Avenue

Downers Grove, IL 60515

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Navigate Adolescence presents: Screening of "The Bystander Moment"

Followed by a discussion with Cathy and Todd Adams, co-founders of Zen Parenting Radio, Inc.


The #MeToo movement has shined much-needed light on the pervasiveness of sexual harassment and abuse and created unprecedented demand for gender violence prevention models that actually work.

The Bystander Moment tells the story of one of the most prominent and proven of these models—the innovative bystander approach developed by pioneering activist and writer Jackson Katz and his colleagues. In a riveting analysis illustrated with archival footage and clips from news, sports, and entertainment media, Katz explores the role of bystanders—especially friends, teammates, classmates, and co-workers—in perpetuating sexual harassment, sexual assault, and other forms of gender violence. Katz also gives special attention to the peer culture dynamics – in particular the male peer culture dynamics across race and ethnicity — that help to normalize sexism and misogyny while silencing other men in the face of abuse. Along the way, The Bystander Moment 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. The result is an indispensable educational tool in the ongoing struggle to prevent sexism and misogyny and promote gender equality.

Join us for the screening of this documentary and for a conversation on “What next?” Movie is rated 14+

Cathy and Todd Adams co-founded Zen Parenting, Inc., a company committed to helping people practice self-awareness, develop compassion, and practice kindness through podcasts, community events and blogs. Cathy is a LCSW, and a self-awareness expert focused on parenting and the personal empowerment of women and girls. Todd is also the founder of Todd Adams Coaching “Coaching for Guys,” and is a sales rep for JVI, Inc. The two are the parents of three daughters, ages 11, 14, and 15.

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