Sexual assault is an issue that touches virtually everyone – you yourself may have been a victim. Or maybe your sister or best friend.
Even worse is when it happens in a place where you’re supposed to feel safe – on your college campus. And when it happens and no one believes you, or nothing is done about it …
The film “The Hunting Ground” will be screened at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Fort Lewis College.
“The Hunting Ground” is a 2015 documentary that met the issue of rape crimes on U.S. college campuses head-on – exploring everything from the institutionalized cover-ups – where administrators don’t (or won’t) believe a victim’s story – and the tolls exacted on victims and their families to the stories of how victims are trying to rebuild their lives and moved on after an attack and the aftermath.
Sexual Assault Services Organization Executive Director Maura Doherty Demko and 6th Judicial Assistant District Attorney Christian Champagne will be on hand for the discussion with participants after the screening.
The screening and discussion will start at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Vallecito Room in the Student Union at FLC. This is a free event, and the public is invited. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information, email Molly Wieser, Title IX coordinator, at [email protected].