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 a senior editor at Feministing.com and student at Yale Law School. Alexandra also serves as the Board Chair of Know Your IX, a national student-led movement to end gender violence, which she co-founded and previously co-directed. Alexandra has written for publications including the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Guardian, and the Nation, and she is the co-editor of The Feminist Utopia Project: 57 Visions of a Wildly Better Future. She has spoken about violence against women and reproductive justice at campuses across the country and on MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, and NPR. At Yale Law, Alexandra studies antidiscrimination law and is a member of the Veterans Legal Services Clinic. After graduation, she will represent girls facing discriminatory suspensions and expulsions as a Skadden Fellow at the National Women's Law Center. Most importantly, Alexandra is the mommy to Margot, a tiny pomchi rescue from North Carolina

Alexandra Brodsky is a senior editor at Feministing.com and student at Yale Law School.

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