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Two women who are featured in a documentary detailing sexual assaults on American university and college campuses will be in Winnipeg next week for its screening.
Annie E. Clark and Andrea Pino, who were interviewed for the documentary The Hunting Ground, will be at the screening at the University of Winnipeg's Eckhardt Gramatté Hall on March 31 at 6 p.m.
After the movie, Clark and Pino will take part in a discussion about sexual violence on campus.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the screening is being put on by EVA Manitoba, which is working to end domestic and sexual violence, and the University of Winnipeg Students' Association.
The film, which has been shown at film festivals around the world as well as the White House in the past year, looks at sexual assaults at campuses in the United States and their cover-ups.
Clark and Pino are co-founders of End Rape on Campus (EROC) in Washington D.C., and have written the book We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Violence Speak Out, which will be released on April 12. They will be doing a pre-release book launch at McNally Robinson on March 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Clark and Pino were also two of the five students who filed a federal Title IX complaint, which guarantees equal access in education, against the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to the U.S. Department of Education in 2013.
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