I AM Aware



 
The screening of a documentary film,  "The Hunting Ground" , was held on September 30, 2015 at Scott Community College.  The presentation was in cooperation with the Junior League of the Quad Cities. The Junior League is working with the local Family Resources agency to present the film at various locations.   The next showing will be held Monday, October 5th at Augustana College at 7:00pm.

"The Hunting Ground" is a powerful documentary that examines sexual assault on college campuses. The film presents the stories of college student survivors and the handling of sexual assault cases by colleges and universities.  


The team behind “The Hunting Ground,” Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, are both Academy Award nominees for their previous work. The movie appeared at the Sundance Film Festival to tremendous reviews.


More information about the movie, including a trailer, is available at www.thehuntinggroundfilm.com.


Junior League of the Quad Cities along with Braking Traffik presented the premiere of the documentary Any Kid Anywhere: Sex Trafficking Survivor Stories on October 9, 2014 at the Putnam Museum in Davenport, IA.
 
Any Kid, Anywhere is a powerful documentary by Emmy® nominated filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films and Braking Traffik featuring local survivors of sex trafficking. Over 100,000 American children fall victim each year and no community is immune to this crime. The documentary shatters the myth that sex trafficking is just a big city or third world country crime. The film reveals the reality of sex trafficking in small Midwestern communities through the dramatic and harrowing stories of three brave young women. Their true accounts of survival send a message of hope to those already in “the life,” and provide a cautionary tale that may help other young people avoid victimization.
 
This film premiere is the result of collaboration between JLQC and Braking Traffik. Braking Traffik is an area group whose mission is to support and enable the discovery of and response to incidents of sex trafficking through a survivor-centered, multidisciplinary, and collaborative community effort in the Quad City area of Iowa and Illinois. As a local organization whose focus is to promote voluntarism and develop the potential of women, JLQC is helping to present this film to raise public awareness about the plight of these individuals and hopefully spur Quad City residents into action for positive change.



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The Junior League of the Quad Cities hosted a film viewing of The Invisible War in January 2014 at The Establishment Theatre. The film raises awareness of sexual assault in the military. Click here to see the take away material from the event.

Thank you to the New Member class for making this year's event a huge success!

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