April 22, 2015
Mt. San Jacinto College Announces: Sexual Assault Awareness Month Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Thursday, April 30, 2015
San Jacinto Campus Theatre
1499 N. State St., San Jacinto, 92583
MSJC announces a special screening of the "Hunting Grounds," followed by a panel discussion, hosted by the departments of History, Psychology, Sociology, and Political Science, and with B.E.A.R. (Bias Education, Advocacy & Resources) and C.A.S.A. (Center Against Sexual Assault).
The "Hunting Grounds" is a powerful documentary that reports the startling numbers of sexual assault on college campuses and the administrative cover-ups that silence or minimize victims to protect the reputations and integrity of the institutions.
“Bringing the Hunting Grounds to MSJC is a great way to spread awareness about sexual violence on our campuses. With 1 in 5 women and 1 in 6 men sexually assaulted while in college, we need to start by giving students and the community a voice to make a difference and stop the violence from happening. C.A.S.A. is excited to be partnering with MSJC in closing out Sexual Assault Awareness Month with this powerful documentary,” said Rob Rex, with C.A.S.A.
Tamara Smith, MSJC Assistant Professor of History, said "The “Hunting Grounds” screening will heighten the college community’s awareness of the staggering numbers of sexual assault survivors on college campuses. We must work to foster a culture that stops ostracizing and vilifying survivors. Step One: Break the Silence!!"
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information contact Tamara Smith at 951-487-3644 or firstname.lastname@example.org