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Film screening addresses sexual assault in armed forces

Pioneer Hall at Linfield CollegeA screening of the film The Invisible War, followed by a panel discussion, will be held on Tuesday, March 5, at 6 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield College.

The film addresses the epidemic of sexual assault in the U.S. armed forces. A panel discussion, moderated by junior Breanna Ribeiro and sophomore Sofia Webster, co-founders of the Student Advocates for Gender Equality, will follow the screening.

Panelists include Patrick Cottrell, assistant professor of political science; Dawn Nowacki, professor of political science; David Sumner, associate professor of English; and Amy Miller; visiting assistant professor of sociology.

The event is free and open to the public, and sponsored by the Linfield College Gender Studies Program and Student Advocates of Gender Equality (SAGE). For more information, contact Amy J. Orr, the George A. Westcott III distinguished professor of sociology, 503-883-2549, aorr@linfield.edu. Further information about the film can be found at http://invisiblewarmovie.com/.