Every two minutes in the United States, a woman is sexually assaulted. Every. Two. Minutes. Let that sink in for a minute (or two).
April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Join us at 6:30 p.m. this Wednesday, April 18 with the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay for a screening of this short-film about how a documentary film produced by Michigan State University students to raise awareness on the importance of addressing sexual assault.
Interspersed with survivor testimonials are interviews with therapists, nurses, police, and sexual assault advocates as they unveil the largely unacknowledged community of people victimized by sexual assault. Advocates, often students, of the Michigan State University Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Team are followed during 24-hour shifts for the program’s crisis hotline and medical advocacy response unit. The advocacy emergency response bag presents as a silent narrative within the film. As the bag weaves through the various stories and testimonials of those immersed in responding to sexual violence, it serves a constant reminder that sexual assault is not an abstract problem, but one that occurs within our communities every day.
‘Every Two Minutes’ is a call for change in the way we view, educate, and treat those affected by sexual assault. The film asks us to tear down the myths and rape schema popularly illustrated within our society, and to finally just listen and believe.
***Second Floor of The Portico "Connections" Building***
View trailer: https://vimeo.com/89073762