From the Chief Diversity OfficerPosted: Monday, November 13, 2017
Beyond Boundaries Presents 'Audrie & Daisy' - November 16
Please join us for the critically acclaimed Audrie & Daisy, the next film in our Beyond Boundaries: Dare to Be Diverse screening and discussion series, on Thursday, November 16, at 7:00 p.m. in the Burchfield Penney Art Center.
Audrie & Daisy is based on the true story of two high school girls who were assaulted by boys they knew. This urgent real-life drama examines the ripple effects on families, friends, schools, and communities when two underage young women find that sexual assault crimes perpetrated against them have been caught on camera and spread online.
From the acclaimed filmmakers Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk (The Island President, The Rape of Europa), Audrie & Daisy takes a hard look at American teenagers coming of age in this new world of social media bullying, spun wildly out of control. The film made its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
The film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Andrea Nikischer, assistant professor of adult education at Buffalo State College, and Amanda Nickerson, professor of counseling, school, and educational psychology and director of the Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention at the University at Buffalo.
"Audrie & Daisy indicts a culture where sexual assault is rife, and where its perpetrators all too often escape any legal or other punitive consequences." —Variety
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Beyond Boundaries: Dare to Be Diverse is sponsored by Buffalo State’s Equity and Campus Diversity Office, Communication Department, and Burchfield Penney Art Center, and the PBS P.O.V. Series. All films are free and open to the public.
We look forward to seeing you soon!