“It Happened Here” explores sexual assault on campuses through the personal testimonials of five survivors who transform their experiences into a springboard for change. In raw and intimate interviews, the students describe surviving sexual assault only to be met with apathy, disbelief, blame and retaliation from the authorities when they tried to report the crime. Instead of hiding away in shame, they chose to speak out and found a way to force institutional change.
A reception begins at 6:30 pm with the screening at 7 pm, to be followed by a brief conversation.
The screening is part of the “Controversy & Conversation” series, a collaboration between the Austin Public Library and the Humanities Institute’s Difficult Dialogues Program at the University of Texas. More information online.
Location: Austin Public Library, Terrazas Branch, 1105 East Cesar Chavez St., Austin, 78702