Friday, February 26, 2016
TIME: 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm; Film screening is 7:00 pm followed by panel discussion
PRICE: $25 (includes light supper); Cash Bar
$10 Film only
Last year the filmmaking team of Kirby Dirk and Amy Ziering released the documentary “The Hunting Ground.” It documents the epidemic of rape on college campuses. The award-winning, heavily lauded film follows two students who pioneered the use of Title IX to hold colleges accountable for non-discriminatory campuses. Through interviews with parents, student activists, survivors, administrators and the police, it highlights the experiences of those affected by sexual violence, to include their organizing at colleges nationwide. Hundreds of colleges have shown the film.
The movie will be followed by a panel discussion including Laura Dunn, Executive Director of SurvJustice and a nationally recognized victim-turned-victim’s rights attorney; Josh Bronson, Assistant Director of the Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct and the Lead Special Investigator at the University of Maryland; Caren Sempel of Interpersonal Violence Education and Services at George Mason University; and Amanda Nguyen, the president and founder of Rise, a millennial-driven nonprofit working with state legislatures and Congress to implement a Sexual Assault Survivor Bill of Rights.” Warning: This film includes descriptions of sexual assault.
Co-sponsored by Women in Film & Video