Every Two Minutes
Sexual Assault is an ever-increasing concern on college campuses – with a reported 1 in 5 women experiencing sexual assault sometime during their college career. With fragmented reporting procedures, a lack of education surrounding the recognition of non-consensual sexual interactions, and a tendency for people to perpetuate this form of violence, it can be hard to sift through all the grey.
This program is designed to address the often confusing and multi-faceted proponents of sexual violence on college campuses. Award-winning documentary filmmaker, human rights activist, sexual assault survivor and advocate, Laura E. Swanson, leads an open and honest discussion about the topic of sexual violence using a victim-centered approach via her feature length documentary film, Every Two Minutes. Viewers will be met with several accounts of sexual trauma – giving a face to the incredibly prevalent yet under-reported population of survivors within our society. Through an open-discussion preceding the film, students will be challenged to re-frame the way they view, educate, and treat those affected by sexual assault.
Students Will Learn:
- What Title IX is and why Colleges are involved
- What to do if you or someone you know is assaulted
- Sexual Violence extends beyond every age, gender, minority and socioeconomic class
- You have the power through Bystander Intervention to prevent sexual violence
- Victim-blaming, and why all of us do it
- To debunk the myths and misconceptions often surrounding this issue
- How to shift your thinking to hold the perpetrators accountable
- What sexual assault resources are available on your specific campus and how students can access them
- The power of belief in a survivor’s trauma story
Students will leave this event better prepared to prevent and constructively handle an incidence of sexual assault on their campus.