LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Lock Haven University’s Campus Violence Prevention Program will show the movie “Speak” on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hall of Flags. A brief discussion will follow the film. This event is free and open to the public.Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in
the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate
programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and
work in Pennsylvania.
“Speak” stars Kristen Stewart who plays the role of Melinda Sordino, the victim of a trauma, who arrives at high school feeling confused, alone and depressed. After alerting the police about being sexually assaulted, she is called names by her peers and begins to isolate herself from her family. Melinda eventually finds support from her art teacher, Mr. Freeman, and school friend, David Petrakis.
Student intern Stephanie Quinn commented that “Speak is a great movie because it shows students they have the ability to make a difference in other students’ lives.” CVPP Director, Jennifer Bodnar believes this film screening is important because it “highlights the significance of not repressing feelings and emotions after a traumatic event that will ultimately come out in other areas of life and affect the victim.”
CVPP is a support service for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. The program serves as a starting point for students, faculty and staff who find themselves in an unhealthy relationship and are unsure of where to turn. CVPP offers crisis intervention counseling, support groups, long-term counseling, campus trainings and community referrals.
For more information please contact Jennifer Bodnar at email@example.com