Friday, December 2, 2016 - 2:00pm

Mercy College General Counsel Kristen Bowes recently participated as a panelist on a “watch and discuss” interactive program on teen sexual assault. The discussion was held after the audience watched the clips from the documentary Audrie & Daisy. The documentary -- which made its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival -- is a stark and provoking examination of the aftermath of sexual assault on family, friends, schools and communities. 

 

The event was sponsored by New York State Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, along with the Scarsdale High School PTA, Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Services (SFCS) and the Scarsdale Coalition on Family Violence. Other panelists included Activist, Founder of The Arts Effect NYC, and author of SLUT: A Play and Guidebook for Combating Sexism and Sexual Violence Katie Cappiello. and Activist and Board Chair of Students Active for Ending Rape (SAFER) Jenny Snow.  

 

Audrie & Daisy is being shown as part of an effort by to raise awareness of the issue of teen sexual assault with students, parents and the community.