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The Hunting Ground Documentary and Discussion

Thursday, April 9, 2015
5:30pm – 8:00pm

Storrs Campus
SCHOOL OF NURSING, RM. WW16

The Title IX Coalition and The Graduate Employee Union/United Auto Workers Union will host a discussion and screening of the film The Hunting Ground, the ground breaking documentary that demonstrates the prevalence of sexual violence on college campuses and the lack of meaningful administrative response to victim-survivors. The film engages with the Title IX struggles and the national movement across college campuses, which includes the University of Connecticut. After the film, a discussion will follow with students and faculty who have been part of the legal filings and ongoing social justice movements at UCONN. YOUR PARTICIPATION AND COMMENTS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

Logline From the team behind THE INVISIBLE WAR, comes a startling exposé of sexual assaults on U.S. campuses, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on victims and their families. Weaving together verité footage and first-person testimonies, the film follows survivors as they pursue their education while fighting for justice — despite harsh retaliation, harassment and pushback at every level. Synopsis The film takes audiences straight to the heart of a shocking epidemic of violence and institutional cover-ups sweeping college campuses across America. Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering chronicle the horrors faced by assault victims after they survive what they thought was the worst ordeal of their lives. In raw and emotional interviews, rape survivors and their families testify to a real-life horror story that has become all too common. Those brave enough to report the crimes face disbelief, apathy, victim-blaming, harassment and retaliation from both their fellow students and the administrators whose job it is to protect them. The filmmakers uncover an alarming effort on the part of universities and colleges to downplay and deny sexual assaults on their campuses to keep crime statistics low and public approval high. They also follow two courageous survivors, Andrea Pino and Annie Clark, who are striking back with an innovative legal strategy that uses Title IX legislation to make the powers that be take notice, ignite a national debate over campus assaults and create a network of support for young women who refuse to remain silent.

Contact:

vanessa.lovelace@uconn.edu

Graduate Student Senate (primary), UConn Master Calendar

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