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F22-203 The Bystander Moment Film and Discussion with Jackson Katz, PhD

Total Credits: 1.5 including 1.5 Category I CE

200 Adults, Couples & Families |  800 Online |  Special Offers
Jackson Katz
Course Levels:
2 Hours 45 Minutes



The #MeToo movement has shined much-needed light on the pervasiveness of sexual violence and created unprecedented demand for gender violence prevention approaches that actually work. The Bystander Moment tells the story of one of the most prominent and proven of these approaches—the innovative bystander model developed by pioneering anti-violence activist and writer Jackson Katz and his colleagues. At its core, the video explores the role of bystanders—especially friends, teammates, classmates, and coworkers—in perpetuating sexual harassment, sexual assault, and other forms of gender violence. Katz gives special attention to peer culture dynamics— especially male peer culture dynamics across race and ethnicity—that help to normalize sexism and misogyny while silencing other men in the face of abuse. He 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. Participants will watch the film, The Bystander Moment and  Dr. Katz will join us afterwards to discuss his work and the bystander method.

**CEs cannot be granted for watching the film. 



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Jackson Katz, Ph.D., is internationally renowned for his pioneering scholarship and activism on issues of gender, race, and violence. He has long been a major figure and thought leader in the growing global movement of men working to promote gender equality and prevent gender violence. He is co-founder of Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP), one of the longestrunning and most widely influential gender violence prevention programs in North America, and the first major program of its kind in the sports culture and the military. Katz was one of the key architects of the now broadly popular "bystander" approach that MVP introduced to the sexual assault and relationship abuse fields. Since 1997 he has run MVP Strategies, which provides sexual harassment and gender violence prevention/leadership training to institutions in the public and private sectors in the U.S. and around the world.

Agenda & Learning Objectives


11:10 Log In

The Bystander Moment

1:00 pm     Break
1:15 Q &A with Dr. Katz
2:30 Questions & Adjournment



Upon the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Define what the concept of “prevention” means in relation to sexual harassment and abuse.
  • Define “rape culture”
  •  Define and use the “ By Stander effect and the  “bystander Intervention”

Bibliography & References


Eriksen, S., Chib, S., Katz, J., Cortez-Barba, Y., Rayburn, P., & Aldridge, L. (2022). The Best of Times, the Worst of Times: “Best Practices” for Survivor Support and Gender Violence Prevention Education on College Campuses. Women & Therapy45(1), 1–24.

Katz, J. (2018). Bystander training as leadership training: Notes on the origins, philosophy, and pedagogy of the mentors in violence prevention model. Violence Against Women24(15), 1755–1776.

Wilmerding, E., Knuth-Bouracee, M., & Edleson, J. L. (2018). Reflections on Jackson Katz and the MVP program. Violence Against Women24(15), 1794–1801.



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Fee & Registration:

Cost is $45 and includes CE credit. *Cancellations must be received 24 hours in advance prior to the live interactive webinar to receive a refund or a credit letter.


*All cancellations will be subjected to a $35.00 administration fee

Course Completion & CE Information


Category I Maryland BSWE Requirement

The Office of Continuing Professional Education at the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs. This workshop qualifies for 1.5 Category I Continuing Education Units. The Office of Continuing Professional Education is also authorized by the Maryland Board of Psychologists and the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors to sponsor Category A continuing professional education.




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Target Audience

Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists

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