Wednesday, April 03, 2013

The Invisible War screening on campus tonight at 8pm

The Invisible War, the 2012 documentary about sexual assault in the US military, has made significant waves in the military community since its release; then-Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta used the film as a starting point for broader program to address sexual assault in the military. It's a powerful documentary. It may be emotionally difficult to watch (trigger warning), but there's a reason it was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary this year.

Tonight, in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Wellness Center (in sponsorship with many on-campus groups) will screen The Invisible War in the Ward Circle Building, Room 1 at 8pm. The film will be preceded by a panel discussion about institutional responses to sexual assault at 7pm.

This is an important if difficult film that deserves to be watched. Use this opportunity on campus if you're able.

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