Campus survivors: make some noise

Survivors of campus sexual violence — including assault, harassment, stalking, and dating abuse — are invited to step forward to share their stories with the world. The team behind The Invisible War is making a documentary about sexual violence on U.S. campuses, and is looking for survivors willing to talk about their experiences. This is a great opportunity for those looking to speak about the coercion they have faced and expose rape culture and administrative abuse on their campuses. Coming forward as a survivor can be tough, but — as the last few years of student anti-violence activism have shown — can also instigate institutional change.

The producer writes:

We’re an Oscar and Emmy nominated film team currently working on a film that  examines the proliferation of sexual assaults on college campuses, the devastating toll they take on survivors, their families and the community at large,  and the failure of institutions to seek appropriate redress for these crimes. We are looking to speak with survivors of campus assaults as part of our background research.  All information imparted to us will be kept confidential.  Our most recent film, The Invisible War, broke the story of the epidemic of rape in our US military and led to significant policy changes. Anyone interested in sharing with us their story should email us at:  chaincameracampus@gmail.com

I’ve interviewed with the crew to put pressure on both my university and the Department of Education to take a stronger stance against sexual violence. If you think you’re up for it, join dozens of fellow survivors to speak out to demand safe, just campuses.

New Haven, CT

Alexandra Brodsky is an editor at Feministing.com, student at Yale Law School, and founding co-director of Know Your IX, a national legal education campaign against campus gender-based violence. Alexandra has written for publications including the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Guardian, and the Nation, and she has spoken about violence against women and reproductive justice on MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, and NPR. Through Know Your IX, she has organized with students across the country to build campuses free from discrimination and violence, developed federal policy on Title IX enforcement, and has testified at the Senate. At Yale Law, Alexandra focuses on antidiscrimination law and is a member of the Veterans Legal Services Clinic. Alexandra is committed to developing and strengthening responses to gender-based violence outside the criminal justice system through writing, organizing, and the law. Keep an eye out for The Feminist Utopia Project, co-edited by Alexandra and forthcoming from the Feminist Press (2015).

Alexandra Brodsky is an editor at Feministing.com, student at Yale Law School, and founding co-director of Know Your IX.

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