No Zebras. No Excuses. is a survivor-centered, perpetrator-focused Bystander Intervention program.
No Zebras uses vignettes of violence and educators paired with each scene to highlight valuable information and, more importantly, what can be done about what the audience saw.
Runtime: 1:15:00 to 1:30:00.
No Zebras works to dispel myths about sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking and harassment, and provides an impactful and relatable message that can help start a conversation or be a launching point for other services.
Ultimately, the program works to change the environment around perpetrators so they find themselves unable to operate without the passive consent of the rest of society. By showing people the impact of these issues, how the perpetrators do it, and how to intervene in a prosocial way to change the outcome on behalf of survivors.
It all starts with a lion, stalking a herd of zebras.
The zebras notice and start to run away.The lion isolates one and brings her down. Seeing the lion is now occupied, the zebras stop running and continue munching on grass. They glance at their friend and think,
"That will never be me."
The Struggle continues, and who will be next? The zebras outnumber the lion, standing together they are more powerful, and could eliminate the threat.
The Bystander Mentality is the focus of this powerful program.
Through a series of vignettes it teaches that the issue of sexual aggression can no longer be ignored. People must stand up, quit being bystanders, and help keep others around them safe.