YWCA Movie Screening Event: The Invisible War

As some of you may know, I volunteer with the Future Leaders Council (FLC) of the YWCA. The YWCA Future Leaders Council and the Sexual Violence and Support Services will host a film screening of The Invisible War on April 11th from 5:30pm-8:00pm during sexual assault awareness month. This powerful documentary from Oscar®- and Emmy®-nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick, will be followed by a panel discussion led by the FLC’s own Dr.  Inger Burnett-Zeigler. Please see the attached flyer for more information. Please see the newsletter below to click on the link to register. I hope to see you there!

Join Us for a Screening of The Invisible War

invisible warThe YWCA Future Leaders Council and Sexual Violence and Support Services will host a film screening of The Invisible War during sexual assault awareness month. This powerful documentary from Oscar®- and Emmy®-nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick, will be followed by a panel discussion led by the FLC’s own Dr. Inger Burnett-Zeigler.

The Invisible War is a groundbreaking investigation about one of America’s most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. The film paints a startling picture of the extent of the problem—today, a female soldier in combat zones is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. The Department of Defense estimates there were a staggering 19,300 service members sexually assaulted in 2010 alone. For more information, go to www.notinvisible.org.

PANELISTS:  Jonathan A. Beyer, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist at Jesse Brown VA Medical Center;  Jenny Garretson, LCSW Women Veterans Program Manager at Jesse Brown VA Medical Center; and Kimberly Schaefle of the ILARNG Sexual Assault Prevention Response Office

When: Thursday, April 11, 2013 Networking: 5:30-6:00 p.m. Film Screening: 6:00-7:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: 7:30-8:00 p.m.
Where: DePaul University Lewis Center 25 East Jackson, Room 241 Chicago, IL 60604
Cost: $20 (includes food and beverage) $15 for students with student ID (must be presented at event check-in and registration)
Tickets: Click here to register.
Contact: Contact Valerie Reynolds at valerie.reynolds@ywcachicago.org or 312.762.2762 with any questions.


 Click here to download flyer.

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago  | 1 North LaSalle Street, Suite 1150  |  Chicago, Illinois 60602 events@ywcachicago.orgwww.ywcachicago.org

 

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