A sexual assault workshop was held at the downtown Ypsilanti Public Library Monday evening and it was sobering, moving, and powerful.Nine people were attendance. The event was facilitated by the president of the local chapter of NOW ( National Organization for Women) Cheryl Farmer.
The workshop began with the showing of the documentary "The Hunting Ground" which spells out in no uncertain terms the risk of rape the exists on college campuses throughout the country today. The film was extremely powerful. Everyone should see it.
The documentary film was followed by an open discussion about the incidences of rape at colleges and universities and what can be done to prevent sexual assault. Taking part in the workshop and discussion was Eastern Michigan University Title 9 coordinator Melody Werner. Melody said that. and I'm paraphrasing, she thinks that EMU is handling the issue of sexual assault on campus in a progressive and positive way. As an EMU alum I'm glad to hear that.
Everyone needs to see the powerfully enlightening documentary, The Hunting Ground."
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|Cheryl Farmer of NOW. Photo Purple Walrus Press.|