When Survivors Tell Their Stories: The untold story about sexual assault in the military: Monday, April 8, 7:30, Hampshire College/Franklin-Patterson
Posted on Wednesday March 20th 2013
Monday, April 8, 7:30 p.m., Main Lecture Hall, Franklin Patterson Building, Hampshire College, Amherst MA. Author Helen Benedict discusses her research and writing about what was, until recently, one of America’s most shameful and best kept secrets: an epidemic of sexual assault within the U.S. military. Her book, The Lonely Soldier, along with her articles, play and her novel, Sand Queen, publicly exposed the high incidence of rape in the military and documented how traditional military culture enables assault. Benedict’s work also revealed the untold stories of veterans who still struggle with the emotional aftermath abuse of their military experience, inspiring the 2013 Academy Award-nominated documentary “The Invisible War,” which will be screened at Hampshire Tuesday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. Marianne Winters, the Executive Director of Safe Passage, a Northampton domestic violence intervention and prevention organization, and Beverly Prestwood Taylor, director of the Brookfield Inst., a group that works with women veterans, will make brief comments after Benedict’s Monday presentation.
Veteran’s Education Project: cosponsored by the GCC Peace, Justice and Environmental Studies option and Traprock Center for Peace and Justice