Prevent Connect Reading Club

Dear Engaged Bystander: In case you did not hear, Prevent Connect will be holding two online reading clubs based upon the NSVRC publication "Engaging Bystanders in Sexual Violence Prevention." (See announcement below.) What is great about this online event is that it will give you a sense of how this book can be used by book groups throughout your community. I used it in my own book group and was amazed by the stories I heard from women I have known for years. I encourage you to try this out. And please let me know how it works for you.

Attend a Reading Club Meeting!
This next Prevent Connect Reading Club meeting will review "Engaging Bystanders in Sexual Violence Prevention" by Joan Tabachnick for the NSVRC. Meetings will be held on:Tuesday, 2/16 at 11 AM Pacific Time (2 PM Eastern) Thursday, 2/18 at 11 AM Pacific Time (2 PM Eastern). Reading Clubs are small, open Web meetings limited to 25 participants each. In these meetings, we will discuss the reading and the topic of bystander intervention as a prevention tool in general.

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Submitted by jesspatto on


I love your blog and got really excited about engaging bystanders when I read "Engaging Bystanders in Sexual Violence Prevention"... I hadn't logged on in about a week and somehow I missed the notice about the PreventConnect book club. Anyway we can have an encore of that? Since the sessions were limited to 25, there could be others that missed out.

If another meeting isn't possible, maybe someone took notes on the meeting and would be willing to share what y'all discussed because I'd really like to incorporate "Engaging Bystanders in Sexual Violence Prevention" in my violence prevention groups.


Submitted by jtabachnick on

Hi Jesspatto,
Thank you for your kind words. Always lovely to hear! And I just passed along your request for another book club. I will let you know what I hear and maybe the folks at Prevent Connect will post a response too.
I also will try to highlight some other groups who have used the book in their training. So keep reading.