The Womenâ€™s Studies Program at Frostburg State University, in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, will present a screening and panel discussion of the award-winning documentary â€śThe Hunting Groundâ€ť on Tuesday, April 5, at 7 p.m. in room 397 of the Gira Center. This screening is free and open to the public.
One in five college women is sexually assaulted, yet only a fraction of these crimes are reported, and even fewer result in punishment for the perpetrators.
â€śThe Hunting Groundâ€ť exposes the startling prevalence of sexual assault at institutions of higher education and the powerful interests that re-victimize vulnerable students while shielding perpetrators.
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 their fellow students and the administrators whose job it is to protect them. The film follows 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 sexual assaults and create a network of support for those who refuse to remain silent.
For more information on this event, contact Dr. Julie Hartman-Linck at 301-687-3198 or
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