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IT HAPPENED HERE: Screening and Discussion

Date: 5:30pm PDT April 18, 2016 Location: Pamplin Center, Room 10

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Pamplin Center, Room 10

Join us for a screening of the film, IT HAPPENED HERE followed by a discussion.

 (film run time: 75:57)

Cathy Busha, associate dean of Student Engagement

Angie Epifano, L&C ’16 and documentary participant

Melissa Osmond, associate director of Health Promotion

 

Co-sponsored by Gender Studies, the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness, and the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

 

IT HAPPENED HERE, a compelling new documentary from director Lisa F. Jackson and producer Marjorie Schwartz Nielsen, explores sexual assault on campuses through the personal testimonials of five survivors who transform their experiences into a springboard for change.

In raw and intimate interviews, the students describe surviving sexual assault only to be met with apathy, disbelief, blame and retaliation from the authorities when they tried to report the crime. When they tried to get justice, they were ignored, belittled and shamed, while their attackers remained on campus with impunity. But instead of hiding away in shame, they chose to speak out, and found a way to force institutional change.

 

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