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April 22, 2014 > Screening of The Invisible War

Screening of The Invisible War

Submitted By Lyn Leone

The Castro Valley Library and the Hayward/Castro Valley Branch of AAUW (American Association of University Women) present a screening on Tuesday, April 29, of ÒThe Invisible War,Ó an Academy Award nominated documentary about sexual assaults in the U.S. military.

The Invisible War is a groundbreaking investigation about one of AmericaÕs 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 Ð 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 19,300 service members sexually assaulted in 2010 alone.

Focusing on the powerfully emotional stories of rape victims, ÒThe Invisible WarÓ is a moving indictment of the systemic cover-up of military sex crimes, chronicling the womenÕs struggles to rebuild their lives and fight for justice. It also features hard-hitting interviews with high-ranking military officials and members of Congress that reveal the perfect storm of conditions that exist for rape in the military, its long-hidden history and what can be done to bring about much needed change.

ÔThe Invisible WarÕ
Tuesday, Apr 29
6 p.m. Ð 8 p.m.
Castro Valley Library, Chabot Room
3600 Norbridge Ave, Castro Valley
(510) 667-7900
Free

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