Have you ever encountered a situation that you want to tell the world about, but your voice is NOT powerful enough? Well Melinda Sordino feels that way.
On Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., in the James M. Baker University Center, room 272, the Clayton State University AmeriCorps Program will be hosting its AmeriCorps Service Cinema for the month of September.The purpose of the AmeriCorps Service Cinema is to provide a safe and interactive forum for students to engage in intensive and intentional dialogue about social issues as well as addressing ways to impact change and take action in their community to combat the injustices.
The AmeriCorps Program has chosen to screen the film Speak, featuring Kristen Stewart. In Speak, Melinda Sordino (Kristen Stewart) is a freshman in high school who chooses not to use her voice any longer due to being raped by a senior at the school. She becomes tormented by her peers and is given the name "Squealer" after calling the police to an ongoing house party; the location at which she was in the process of being sexually assaulted. Towards the end, she breaks her silence and begins to cope with what occurred and the perpetrator who did it.
For more information about this event please contact AmeriCorps Program Coordinator, Jennifer Welch, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (678) 466-5462.
Our hope is for students, faculty, staff, and community members who attend the Speak Service Cinema to foster understanding regarding the emotional affects connected to being sexually assaulted, gain a greater understanding of the issues and barriers that victims of all types of sexual assault face, and to promote dialogue on how to foster an inclusive and safe community on campus.