'The Hunting Ground' film highlights prevalence of campus sexual assaults
TROY, Mich. (WJBK) - An Oakland County sexual assault and domestic violence organization hosted a special viewing of the film "The Hunting Ground" at the Xfinity Store on Maple in Troy.
The film, in its full name called The Hunting Ground: A Startling Expose of Sexual Assault on U.S. College Campuses, follows undergraduate rape survivors pursuing their education and justice, despite the toll it's had on them and their families.
"I think schools have a lot to lose. There's a lot of competition to get students and what parent wants to send their child to a school that has a reputation of sexual violence or reputation for crime in general," said Beth Morrison, Haven president and CEO.
The organization that showed the film, Haven, focuses on this problem. They also held a panel on Sunday to raise awareness for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
As a comprehensive program in Oakland County for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, Haven provides shelter, counselin, and educational programming to nearly 20,000 people each year.
For more information about the film, visit thehuntinggroundfilm.com, and for more information about Haven, visit haven-oakland.org.