This campaign ran from September 2017-March 2018.
In October 2017, we joined forces with The Hunting Ground for an impact campaign that pushed against proposed rollbacks to campus sexual assault guidelines and amplified the voices of survivors. Though two and a half years after the film’s release, we were able to maximize its potential social impact as the #MeToo and #TimesUp conversations came to international prominence.
Working in collaboration with organizers, we:
Launched a campaign in support of two campus sexual assault bills
One bill passed the state House unanimously—a hurdle that had seemed impossible, as it had never been released from committee in previous years. The student organizers continue the fight building on this momentum.
Supported student organizers defending Title IX
Student organizers held screenings at colleges with open Title IX cases and notable incidents of sexual assault to promote dialogue, action, justice, and healing. In particular, the students at Georgetown University led a national effort against Betsy DeVos’s proposed Title IX guidelines held a screening and comment-writing workshop.
Partnered with groups to incorporate the film into trainings
We worked with government offices, universities, and advocacy groups to help incorporate the film into trainings. A Florida sheriff’s office used the film as training to better understand how to communicate with survivors during investigations and properly prosecute cases. The University of San Diego integrated the film into its psychology internship training program. And, the group Equal Rights Advocates committed to screening the film as a first step in their training for a cadre of pro-bono lawyers who will take on Title IX cases.
- Campaign design
- Digital communications
- Strategic partnerships
- Grassroots screenings
More from this Campaign
We developed a Screening Guide to support organizers in hosting productive film screenings of The Hunting Ground. It includes facilitation tips, discussion questions for audiences, and more.
- Filmmakers: Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering
- Year of Release: 2015