Commission for Women to present screening, discussion of 'The Hunting Ground'

March 25, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the Penn State Commission for Women is joining the cause with a screening of “The Hunting Ground.”

Critically acclaimed, the documentary addresses the statistic that one in five women in college are sexually assaulted — yet many assaults go unreported. “The Hunting Ground” is an expose of sexual assault on U.S. college campuses, institutional cover-ups, and the social toll on victims and their families. Using real-life footage and first-person testimonies, it follows survivors as they continue to pursue their education and justice.

The screening will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, in Foster Auditorium in Paterno Library and will be accompanied by a panel discussion.

Panel members will include: Paul Apicella, Penn State’s Title XI coordinator; Andrea Falzone, a psychologist with Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS); Peggy Lorah, director of the Center for Women Students; and Danny Shaha, senior director of the Office of Student Conduct.

The screening is hosted by the Commission for Women’s Personal Safety and Sexual Assault Awareness Committee. 

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    The Penn State Commission for Women will present a free screening and panel discussion of 'The Hunting Ground,' a documentary about the realities of sexual assault on college campuses, at 6 p.m. April 13 in Foster Auditorium.

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