Documentary subject, survivor to lead discussion on high school sexual assault

The Ninth Annual SOS Child Abuse Prevention Summit is quickly approaching, and will feature a public screening of the Netflix original documentary, “Audrie & Daisy”. Following the screening will be a discussion led by Daisy Coleman and her brother, Charlie.

Audrie Pott and Daisy Coleman, both underage high-school girls, were sexually assaulted by school acquaintances and then bullied by their peers. Their assailants received little punishment. Tragically, Audrie took her own life, but Daisy survived, connecting with other survivors online. “Audrie & Daisy” takes an honest look at the culture of sexual assault in high school and at the increasing role social media plays in continuing the violation.

While sexual violence is not a new problem, social media clearly amplifies the repercussions of it. Allowing the time and space for middle and high school students to engage in difficult and courageous conversations around a topic that is in the news is of urgent importance.

There is no registration needed, plan to attend 9-11:30 a.m. April 11, 2018, at the WLW Auditorium, Emporia, Kan.

For more information about the summit, contact Lucas Moody, child advocacy director, at 620-343-8742 or by email at [email protected] For more information about SOS, see www.soskansas.com.

Information thanks to SOS.

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