Social Justice Calendar
Reel Justice Film Series
The Invisible War
Sponsored by Gender and Women’s Studies Program, Center for Equality and Justice and American Association of University of Women, Thousand Oaks Branch
Friday, March 8, 2013
From Oscar®- and Emmy®-nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick comes The Invisible War, a groundbreaking investigative documentary 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 19,000 violent sex crimes in the military in 2010.
The Invisible War exposes the epidemic, breaking open one of the most under-reported stories of our generation, to the nation and the world. Allison Gill, who is featured in the documentary, will speak about her experience and activism to stop the sexual assaults by male soldiers within the U.S. military.
Allison is a veteran and MST survivor and currently works at the Department of Veterans Affairs. She served in the Navy as a Nuclear Reactor Machinists Mate, and she continues being of service to our nation having earned a PhD in Health Administration. She was nominated for San Diego Woman of the Year for her work with female veterans and women's health at the VA.
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