|Date:||April 9, 2014|
|Time:||6:00 PM - 8:00 PM|
|Location:||Stewart Hall Ritsche Auditorium|
“IT WAS RAPE”
Film Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker Jennifer Baumgardner
Rape is wrong, illegal, reprehensible—and yet still tragically common. In this film, eight women tell their diverse personal stories of sexual assault, from a Midwestern teenager trying alcohol for the first time to a Native American woman gradually coming to terms with her abusive childhood. Gripping and emotional, this film is an opportunity to empathize with people—not just absorb faceless statistics—and to puncture the silence and denial that allow sexual assault to thrive. Ultimately, these stories shed light on how this epidemic affects us all.
Jennifer Baumgardner is a writer, activist, filmmaker, and lecturer whose work explores abortion, sex, bisexuality, rape, single parenthood, and women’s power. She is the Executive Director/Publisher at The Feminist Press at CUNY. After five years as an editor at the feminist magazine, Ms. (1993-1997), Baumgardner began writing investigative pieces for Harper’s and The Nation, commentaries for NPR’s All Things Considered, and contributing to magazines such as Real Simple, Glamour, Redbook, Babble, Harper’s Bazaar, Teen Vogue, Marie Claire, and Elle.
In 2005 Baumgardner created and produced the award-winning documentary I Had an Abortion. In 2013, she released her second film, It Was Rape, which tells the story of eight diverse women. Baumgardner and her work have been featured in venues from Oprah to NPR, and BBC News Hour to Bitch Magazine. She is the author of five books. In 2002, Baumgardner along with and Amy Richards founded Soapbox, Inc., a speakers' bureau that also produces week-long Feminist Camps and Intensives. Soapbox and its projects connect people hungry for feminism with resources and with one another.
Originally from Fargo, North Dakota, Jennifer lives in New York City with her husband and two sons.
|April 9, 2014||6:00 PM - 8:00 PM||Stewart Hall Ritsche Auditorium|