This November, in advance of the 2013 conference "Body as Battleground: Why the Law Continues to Fail Women," the Conference on Race, Class, Gender & Ethnicity is partnering with Women in Law, the Domestic Violence Action Project, Child Action, the UNC Center for Media Law & Policy, Law Students for Reproductive Justice, and the Lambda Law Students Association, to present a week long documentary film festival, showcasing award-winning films about contemporary legal issues that implicate women's rights. This festival will create opportunities for students, faculty, and community members to think critically about women’s issues as a lead-in to February's conference.
Dinner will be provided by Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe.
Synopsis of The Invisible War
"From Oscar®- and Emmy®-nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick (This Film Is Not Yet Rated; Twist of Faith) comes The Invisible War, a groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of America's most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. The film paints a startling picture of the extent of the problem-today, a female soldier in combat zones is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. The Department of Defense estimates there were a staggering 19,000 violent sex crimes in the military in 2010. The Invisible War exposes the epidemic, breaking open one of the most under-reported stories of our generation, to the nation and the world."
The Conference on Race, Class, Gender and Ethnicity (CRCGE) is a student organization affiliated with the UNC School of Law. Founded in 1996 by a group of UNC law students, the Conference was designed as an academic forum in which recent political and legal developments could be examined through a social justice perspective. The Conference is an annual event, usually held in early spring, drawing scholars and activists from across the state and the nation to address a topic chosen by the organization.
DVAP (Domestic Violence Action Project) is a university-recognized student organization at the UNC School of Law that provides free legal representation to victims of domestic violence who are seeking a civil domestic violence protective order. DVAP also sponsors speakers and programs to educate the university community about domestic violence.