College of Management and Human Service

Film screening: "The Invisible War," a documentary on sexual assault in the military

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 
Lee Community Hall (Room 133), Wishcamper Center, 34 Bedford Street, USM Portland Campus
Contact Name: 
Kathy Tombarelli
Contact Phone: 
(207) 228-8333
Contact Email: 
ktombarelli@usm.maine.edu

Justice Policy Program Brown Bag Lunch Series:
Sexual Assault in the Military - Film and Discussion

Join us for a screening of the groundbreaking, investigative documentary “The Invisible War,” which reveals the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. The screening will be followed by a brief discussion. This event is free and open to the public.

The Invisible War cover photoIn 2010, more than 19,000 male and female service members are estimated to have been assaulted, and the number of military sexual assaults in the last decade is believed to be in the hundreds of thousands. Near equal numbers of men and women screen positive for military sexual trauma. The film traces the powerfully emotional stories of several male and female veterans and features interviews with military officials and members of Congress.

This screening is part of The Invisible War campaign to tell survivors of military sexual trauma that they are not invisible, and to urge civilians, veterans, and active-duty military across the country to hold the U.S. military accountable for creating responsible, comprehensive, and just policies for preventing and prosecuting rape and sexual violence among service members.

More information on the film and campaign can be found at www.notinvisible.org.

If the university is closed due to inclement weather, the screening will be rescheduled for Monday, December 17.

This event is sponsored by the USM Muskie School of Public Service, the USM Veteran's Resource Center, and the USM Campus Safety Project.

Dean Joseph McDonnell

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