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Sexual Assault Awareness Month Screening of the Documentary 'The Hunting Ground' at IRSC

Image courtesy of IRSC Health and Wellness Program
'The Hunting Ground' is a 2015 American documentary about rape crimes on U.S. campuses.

Fort Pierce - April 19. 2022: In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month this April the documentary 'The Hunting Ground' will be screened on Thursday, April 21st on the Massey Campus of Indian River State College in KSU Room 107.

There will be 2 showings, both of which are open to the public free of charge. The first showing takes place Thursday morning from 10 a.m. to 12-Noon; and the second occurs from 2 p.m. until 4 pm the same day. The presentations are sponsored by the Sexual Assault Assistance Program, The PEACE Project, and the Health Wellness Program.

'The Hunting Ground' is a 2015 American documentary about rape crimes on U.S. campuses, the institutional cover-ups that followed, and the brutal social toll on victims and their families. It was nominated for a 'Best Documentary' Academy Award.

The film weaves together realistic footage and first-person testimonies. It chronicles the struggle of sexual assault survivors as fight for justice, despite harsh retaliation, harassment and pushback, while at the same time trying to pursue their education. The film also focuses on use of Title IX as a model for prohibiting sex-based discrimination in education.

An advocate will be present for emotional support & crisis intervention for both showings.

Image courtesy of IRSC Community Outreach Center