Salve Regina screening “The Hunting Ground”
In partnership with newportFILM and Day One, Salve Regina will screen “The Hunting Ground,” a documentary exposing sexual assaults on U.S. college campuses, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28 in the Bazarsky Lecture Hall.
One in five women in college are sexually assaulted, yet only a fraction of these crimes are reported, and even fewer result in punishment for the perpetrators. Using expert insights and first-person testimonies, “The Hunting Ground” follows undergraduate rape survivors pursuing both their education and justice, despite ongoing harassment and the devastating toll on them and their families.
Following the screening, Scott Fraser, principal at Fraser Communications Group, will moderate a panel discussion. Panelists will include J. Malcolm Smith, dean of students at Salve Regina, and Maureen Philbin, director of advocacy for Day One.
Two “quiet rooms” will be available with counselors from Women’s Resource Center of Newport County, if needed.