Southeast Hosts Free Public Viewing of ‘The Hunting Ground’

Hunting Ground croppedCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 23, 2016 – Southeast Missouri State University will observe Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April with a free viewing of “The Hunting Ground” on April 1.

The award-winning documentary, which tackles the issues of sexual assault and violence on university campuses, will be shown at 7 p.m. in Academic Hall Auditorium. Complimentary popcorn and bottled water will be available.

The event is sponsored by Southeast’s Campus Violence Prevention Program, which invites the public to join students, staff and faculty to raise awareness of this issue on a community level. All ages, races, religions, backgrounds and genders are welcome to attend this free event and join in working toward a violence-free world.

“Take a stand with Southeast Missouri State University against sexual violence in all forms,” said Donna St. Sauver, coordinator of the Campus Violence Prevention Program. “Together we can change our culture.”

The Hunting Ground” is a highly acclaimed documentary which exposes the prevalence of sexual assault on U.S. campuses, including institutional cover-ups, and cultural myths about rape. First person testimonies prove to be a powerful voice for survivors.  Interviews with college administrators and law enforcement reveal cultural bias toward victims and an absence of transparency in institutions.

The event is designed to increase awareness of incidents of college campus rape, sexual violence, sexual harassment, under-reporting, laws and legislations, discrimination against certain types of victims and controversial cases.

For more information, contact St. Sauver at (573) 986-6899  or cvpp@semo.edu.