Lycoming College to host "The Hunting Ground" in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Lycoming College to host "The Hunting Ground" in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Lycoming College Women’s and Gender Studies Department will host a screening of the "The Hunting Ground," a documentary that examines how institutions of higher education handle sexual assault on campus, on Wednesday, April 15 at 7 p.m. in the Heim Science Building, room G-11, located on the corner of Mulberry Street and Washington Boulevard. This event is free and open to the public.

"The Hunting Ground" examines sexual assault cases on U.S. campuses, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on victims and their families. Lycoming College was one of the first 52 colleges and universities to confirm that they will be hosting a screening, out of over 1,000 requests that the filmmakers received. For more information on "The Hunting Ground," please visit the documentary website.

This screening coincides with the "Take Back the Night" event hosted by Revolution Against Rape, a student organization at Lycoming College, that will be held on campus Friday, April 17 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will host a series of speakers and events across campus that brings to light the issue of sexual assault on campus in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.