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Oct. 14: Documentary Film 'The Hunting Ground'

PG-13 film addresses sexual assault on college campuses.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 10-1-2015

Mankato, Minn. – The documentary film, “The Hunting Ground,” which addresses difficulties students experience after being victims of campus rape, will be shown on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. at Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Ostrander Auditorium (located in Centennial Student Union).

The film, rated PG-13, is free and open to the public, and a panel discussion will follow the film (1 hour, 43 minutes in length) that will explore campus and community processes as well as resources available for survivors.

The film was scheduled by Minnesota State Mankato’s Violence Awareness & Response Program and the University’s Student Events Team as part of an effort to raise awareness of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

For more information, contact Laura Schultz, violence awareness and response coordinator at Minnesota State Mankato, by phone at 507-389-5127 or by email at

Domestic Violence Awareness Month, held each October, evolved from the “Day of Unity” held in October 1981 and was conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, according to the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence website.

Minnesota State Mankato’s Violence Awareness & Response Program, Student Events Team and several other University departments, offices and community partners (the Committee Against Domestic Abuse, Mankato Public Safety and others) have planned several events for this month, including discussion groups, presentations, plays and art projects.

Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Violence Awareness and Response Program provides a safe, supportive space for students and others affiliated with Minnesota State University, Mankato.  The Violence Awareness and Response Program’s mission is to reduce the pervasiveness and effect of sexual violence, domestic/relationship violence, and stalking.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,376 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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