Showing at UA Modern Languages Bldg, auditorium room 350 (1423 E. University Blvd.)
Tuesday, March 26
6:30 p.m. Movie screening
7:30 p.m. Q & A with filmmaker Jennifer Baumgardner (activist, writer, lecturer). From her website:
Rape is wrong, illegal, reprehensible—and yet still tragically common. In this film, eight women tell their diverse personal stories of sexual assault, from a Midwestern teenager trying alcohol for the first time to a Native American woman gradually coming to terms with her abusive childhood. Gripping and emotional, this film is an opportunity to empathize with people—not just absorb faceless statistics—and to puncture the silence and denial that allow sexual assault to thrive. Ultimately, these stories shed light on how this epidemic affects us all.
It Was Rape began screening in December of 2012. This spring it will be part of film festivals, Take Back the Night events and anti-violence programming in Alabama, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Louisiana, Ohio, New York, and Arizona.
This film screening is co-sponsored by:
UA Women’s Resource Center
F.O.R.C.E. (Feminists Organized to Resist, Create, and Empower)
Wingspan AVP (Anti-Violence Project)
Campus Health Service’s Oasis Program against Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence
This is another event for Women’s “Herstory” Month of March.