STCC to host documentary screening and panel discussion
Springfield, Mass.— In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) will host a free public screening of the documentary film “The Hunting Ground” on Wednesday, May 4 from 3:00-4:45 p.m. followed by dinner and a panel discussion from 4:45-6:00 p.m. in Scibelli Hall, Building 2, Room 703/704.
“The Hunting Ground,” the latest feature film from Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, takes audiences straight to the heart of the shocking epidemic of violence and institutional cover-ups on college campuses across America. Since “The Hunting Ground” first aired on CNN, millions of Americans have learned about the prevalence of campus sexual assault. “STCC, in partnership with Hampden County’s local Domestic and Rape Crisis Center - the YWCA of Western MA, and the Gandara Center, and our college allies across the country is committed to abolishing the culture of silence and victimblaming to ensure our communities are safe and empowered.
We are proud to bring the “The Hunting Ground” to Springfield to increase awareness and facilitate discussion on preventing dating violence and sexual assault. Attendees will be invited to take the “IT’s ON US, Pledge” a personal commitment to keep women and men safe from sexual assault, and not to be a bystander to the problem but to be part of the solution, ” said Cheryl Rogers, STCC Director of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator.
Each attendee will receive an action tool kit with resources on prevention and education for family, campus community, workplace, and neighborhoods.
Panel participants include Cheryl Rogers, STCC Director of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator; Shawn DeJong, STCC Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety; Attorney Elizabeth Dineen, Interim Executive Director YWCA; Craig Norberg-Bohm, Jane Doe Inc., Men's Initiative Coordinator; and Kamari Collins, STCC Vice President, Student & Multicultural Affairs.
The event is free and open to the public. RSVP by April 28 to Karina Roman at the STCC Human Resources Office firstname.lastname@example.org or (413) 755-4426 (please note any dietary accommodations). If you require accommodations to fully participate in this event, please contact the STCC Office of Disability Services at (413) 755-4785 at least two weeks in advance. To learn more about the event please visit www.stcc.edu/huntingground