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“Roll Red Roll” Film Screening + Discussion

October 1, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
East Hampton Library
159 Main St
East Hampton
NY 11937
Helen Atkinson-Barnes

Parents, guardians, high school students, and members of the community are invited to attend this screening and panel discussion about sexual violence in high school.

Roll Red Roll is a true-crime thriller and impact campaign that goes behind the headlines of the notorious Steubenville, Ohio rape case to uncover the deep-seated and social media-fueled “boys will be boys” culture at the root of high school sexual assault in America. The film unflinchingly asks, why didn’t anyone stop it? The impact campaign engages communities around the nation to answer this question for themselves, creating opportunities, tools and pathways for men and boys to challenge ingrained thinking about masculinity and explore their leadership potential in the fight against gender-based violence.

Roll Red Roll shifts the lens and burden from the victim to the perpetrators, bystanders, witnesses, and communities to understand and address the problem. By examining harmful notions of masculinity, Roll Red Roll is shining a light on “rape culture”— a culture that allows sexual assault to be normalized and dismissed. At the heart of this film and campaign, we are opening up a national dialogue that engages men and boys including fathers, coaches, and teens, to get involved in the work to prevent violence and shift culture.

Community service hours will be awarded to students who attend. Registration is requested.

The panel discussion includes Kim Bryson, NY State Police Campus Sexual Assault Victims Unit; Regina Mysliborski, Director of Counseling at The Retreat; Helen Atkinson-Barnes, Education Director at The Retreat; and Giulia Mascali, Retreat Volunteer.

Viewer discretion is advised.