2 years ago

16 August, 2016

Macquarie University Campus Hub, C10A Level 3 Zofrea Room

Organised by:
Women's Collective

TODAY! Following the release of The Hunting Ground (2015), a critically acclaimed documentary highlighting the prevalence of sexual violence on American university campuses, Universities Australia launched the Respect. Now. Always. campaign.

The campaign takes a determined step in the fight against sexual assault and sexual harassment, and Macquarie is joining the fight.

The Respect.Now.Always at MQ Project will be launched on Tuesday 16 August with a screening of The Hunting Ground followed by a panel discussion featuring community partners and University staff and students. The panel will address issues raised by the film and shed light on Macquarie’s own initiatives to fight sexual assault and harassment on our campus. A question and answer session will also be held to ensure that all voices are heard on this critical issue.

Speakers at the Q&A panel are:
Moderator, Professor Catharine Lumby
Professor Sakkie Pretorius, Deputy Vice-Chancellor
Penny Huisman, Campus Wellbeing
Superintendent John Duncan, Local Area Command, Ryde
Esra Mustafa, Northern Area Sexual Assault Service
Hugo James, Macquarie University student and Resident Advisor, Dunmore Lang College
Samantha Farrell, Macquarie University student

Light refreshments will be served between the screening and Q&A panel and at the commencement of the event. Please register your attendance at: http://www.cvent.com/events/respect-now-always-project-launch/event-summary-4ca5fe3bbfd243a087ce5a5d0125485e.aspx

More information on the two-year project here: http://www.mq.edu.au/about/about-the-university/strategy-and-initiatives/strategic-initiatives/diversity-and-inclusion/respect-now-always