Tackling the “Boys will be Boys” Culture: RALIANCE Hosts Panel Discussion on True-Crime Documentary Roll Red Roll – April 29, 9 PM, EST/6 PM PST on Zoom

Roll Red Roll

Join us on April 29 at 9 PM EST/6 PM PST for a panel discussion that delves into the disturbing and deep-seated culture that normalizes behaviors that enable sexual harassment, misconduct, and abuse.   

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Denim Day, RALIANCE is co-hosting a panel discussion of the documentary film Roll Red Roll that chronicles the 2012 high school rape case in Steubenville, Ohio, and exposes the mentality that fuels destructive attitudes and behaviors that lead to sexual violence. 

Watch the film

There are three ways to watch the film before the discussion! Tune into SafeBAE’s Roll Red Roll Watch Party on April 29 at 7 PM EST/4 PM PST. You can also screen Roll Red Roll at any time on Netflix or stream for free online at POV.

Be a part of the discussion

Join RALIANCE’s David Lee and his special guests via Zoom on April 29 at 9 PM EST/6 PM PST as he moderates a live panel discussion. He’ll be talking with:

Nancy Schwartzman, director of Roll Red Roll
Coach Valencia Peterson, founder of Open Door Abuse Awareness
Reggie Walker, former NFL player and sexual violence prevention activist
Joe Samalin, co-founder of Men Challenging

This discussion will focus on how to engage boys and men, including those in power, in sexual assault prevention, and how together we can foster a culture of respect that no longer excuses or tolerates sexual harassment, misconduct, and abuse. 

Register now by clicking the title Roll Red Roll Zoom Panel Discussion, and we’ll see you on Wednesday, April 29 at 9 PM EST/6 PM PST on Zoom.

The panel is brought to you in partnership with End Rape On Campus, Men Challenging, Open Door Abuse Awareness & Prevention, Men Stopping Violence, SafeBAE, I Have the Right To, the National Organization for Victim Assistance, and the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault.

About the film

At a pre-season football party, a heinous crime took place: the assault of a teenage girl by members of the beloved high school football team. What transpired next would garner national attention via news outlets and television stations around the country, and cause an international hacktivist group to make the case go viral. It resulted in the sentencing of two key offenders, and divided a town accused of reinforcing rape culture — a concept introduced to many people for the first time.

In a recent RALIANCE podcast episode, director Nancy Schwartzman talks about the film and the need for a cultural shift in our beliefs about sexual violence and how to prevent it.

“We have to look at the culture that enables rape… It makes no difference what a victim of violence is doing, or wearing, or drinking or not drinking.”

RALIANCE’s Sport + Prevention Center provides resources for the sports community on ways to be part of the solution to prevent sexual harassment, misconduct, and abuse.  At the 2019 National Sexual Assault Conference in Philadelphia, RALIANCE hosted a sold-out screening and panel discussion of this film. RALIANCE is currently developing a study guide for coaches to use Roll Red Roll as a tool for sexual violence prevention that will be released later this year. To receive updates on its release, sign up for our newsletter.

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