New blog from PreventConnect: The Hunting Ground: Catalyst for action to end sexual violence on campus in 2015
Adapted summary: In 2014, sexual assault on college campuses became front-page news – in 2015 it will have an even larger profile as activists, journalists, filmmakers, government officials sexual violence prevention practitioners, and college administrators will be taking more action on this topic.
Just in the last year, stories of student activists naming the problem of campus sexual assault drew national attention. The White House established a task force,issued a report and developed the It’s on Us campaign to address the issue. The federal government released alist of colleges and universities undergoing investigation of sexual violence (starting with 55 institutions – now up to 94) and the Department of Education issuedregulations on addressing sexual violence.
Yet, I expect even more attention and action in 2015. The year started with the January 2015 premiere ofThe Hunting Ground at the Sundance Film Festival, where it was one of the “Top 10 Buzzed About Festival Films.” This film will be released in theaters in New York and Los Angeles on February 27, and will open on other cities later. And The Hunting Ground will be shown on CNN in the fall.