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Kan Kan Cinema & IndyPL host film, book discussions about sexual assault

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Posted at 1:36 PM, Sep 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-22 13:36:22-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Kan Kan Cinema and the Indianapolis Public Library are hosting book and film discussion as part of the El Tendedero/The Clothesline Indiana project.

The creative initiative to bring awareness to sexual assault in Indiana is working on teaching the community about the issues surrounding human trafficking and sexual abuse, while also informing residents what is being done to make changes.

MORE | Clotheslines that help raise awareness of sexual assault being placed at Indy Libraries |

Indiana has the fourth-highest number of high school girls who are sexually assaulted, according to The Clothesline. Additionally, one in five Hoosier women are sexually assaulted in their lifetime.

Here are upcoming events you can take part in to join the conversation:

  • Sept. 24, 7-8:30 p.m.:
    • Indianapolis Public Library online discussion about the book Not That Bad by Roxane Gay. Morgan Rumple with the Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking will moderate the discussion. The first 10 people to register will receive a free copy of the book.
  • Sept. 30, 7-8:30 p.m.:
    • Indianapolis Public Library online discussion about the book Sold by Patricia McCormick. Minette Kamara with the Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking will moderate.
  • Oct. 6, 7-8:30 p.m.:
    • Kan-Kan Cinema online discussion about the film The Invisible War, which deals with military sexual assault. Panelists will include Dorothy Simpson-Taylor, PhD, USAF VEV, an Air Force veteran, retired psychologist, former faculty member and administrator at several universities, including Purdue and Indiana universities, and the co-founder of Sister Soldier Network, a military women’s organization that celebrates and honors all women veterans; and Emily Quillen, SSVF HROS, a veteran and peer mentor for Aspire Indiana’s Supportive Services for Veterans & Families (SSVF) Program. Her job involves connecting veterans with available housing and assisting them with necessities like transportation, child care, and employment searches.
  • Oct. 20, 7-8:30 p.m.:
    • Kan-Kan Cinema online discussion about the film On The Record, which examines allegations of sexual abuse and harassment in hip-hop music.