The William Mitchell community will have a unique opportunity to investigate what has been called one of America’s most shameful secrets: the epidemic of rape in the U.S. military.
Mitchell will host a free screening of the Academy Award-nominated documentary “The Invisible War” at 9 am Friday, Sept. 20 in the law school’s Auditorium.
The event is made possible by the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA).
The screening will be followed by a discussion with Susan Burke, an attorney featured in film. The discussion with Burke is free to member of the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Mitchell students, faculty, and staff, and $20 for attorneys seeking CLE credit.
The Department of Defense estimates that 20 percent of all active-duty female soldiers are sexually assaulted at some point in the military careers. “The Invisible War” focuses on the powerfully emotional stories of rape victims, and the cover-up of military sex crimes. It also features interviews with high-ranking military officials and members of Congress that reveal the perfect storm of conditions that exist for rape in the military, its long-hidden history, and what can be done to bring about much-needed change.