The University Program Council (UPC) is proud to present events as part of UNL Women’s Week 2016. On Tuesday, March 15, a screening of “The Hunting Ground” will be showing at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center. The documentary will followed by panel experts specializing in violence and harassment counseling and activism, including Holly Kearl, renowned expert on gender-based violence. On Wednesday, March 16, 2016, Kearl will present “Stop Street Harassment” in the Nebraska Union Auditorium. In this talk, Kearl will be talking about the issues of street harassment. Both events will be free for UNL students, faculty, staff, and public.
Holly Kearl is an expert on the topic of gender-based violence, including street harassment and sexual harassment in schools and on college campuses. Street harassment can be defined as unwanted comments, gestures, and actions forced on a stranger in a public place without their consent. Kearl is the founder of the nonprofit organization, Stop Street Harassment, and a consultant for organizations like the United Nations, Aspen Institute and the State Department. She has authored three book and two national studies. Since 2010, she’s given more than 135 talks, 250 media interviews, and authored more than 60 published articles for outlets like the New York Times, Washington Post, and the Guardian.
“The Hunting Ground” is a documentary film about alleged incidents of rape on college campuses in the United States. Written and directed by Kirby Dick and produced by Amy Ziering, it premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The documentary focuses on Andrea Pino and Annie E. Clark, two former University of North Carolina students who said that they were raped while enrolled in school and led a campaign to file a Title IX complaint against UNC Members. Experts of the panel that will be present after the showing to talk about the film and speak about abuse, resources, and follow-up to the documentary. The Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center is located at 313 N 13th St, Lincoln, NE 68508.
The University Program Council (UPC) is a student organization that provides diverse, educational and entertaining programs to enhance the UNL community. UPC acts as the executive body responsible for the implementation of programs and activities funded by University Programs and Facilities Fees (UPFF). For more than 75 years, UPC has been providing entertainment for UNL students in the form of films, speakers, concerts and more! For more information, please visit: http://involved.unl.edu/upc or follow UPC Nebraska on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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