A screening of the documentary film, The Hunting Ground, followed by a panel discussion.
Panelists include Tayler Simon and Caron Hope from UGA's University Health Center Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention, Sally Sheppard from The Cottage Sexual Assault Center & Children's Advocacy Center, and Dr. Josie Leimbach from the Institute for Women's Studies.
This event is FREE, open to the public, and First-Year Odyssey approved.
The statistics are staggering. One in five women in college are sexually assaulted, yet only a fraction of these crimes are reported, and even fewer result in punishment for the perpetrators. From the intrepid team behind The Invisible War comes The Hunting Ground, a piercing, monumental exposé of rape culture on campuses, poised to light a fire under a national debate.
In a tour de force of verité footage, expert insights, and first-person testimonies, the film follows undergraduate rape survivors pursuing both their education and justice, despite ongoing harassment and the devastating toll on them and their families.
Scrutinizing the gamut of elite Ivies, state universities, and small colleges, filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering reveal an endemic system of institutional cover-ups, rationalizations, victim-blaming, and denial that creates perfect storm conditions for predators to prey with impunity.
Meanwhile, the film captures mavericks Andrea Pino and Annie Clark, survivors who are taking matters into their own hands—ingeniously employing Title IX legal strategy to fight back and sharing their knowledge among a growing, unstoppable network of young women who will no longer be silent. (via http://thehuntinggroundfilm.com/)