As The Hunting Ground played in theaters, and was screened at universities, state legislatures, and at the White House, we started to hear from more and more people who wanted to do more than just watch. They wanted to take action and work to stop sexual assault on campus.
So we helped create an online platform built to harness the energy generated by the film and the public’s desire to do something to stop violence and sexual assault on college campuses.
We called it See Act Stop.
We’re proud of the contribution See Act Stop has made to the fight against sexual assault. A lot has happened since The Hunting Ground was first seen at the Sundance Film Festival last year. Universities with terrible patterns of abuse have been forced to confront their negligence, fire their leaders and enact reforms. States like New York and California passed groundbreaking legislation. Vice President Joe Biden has become even more of a champion for survivors. And at a time when political gridlock is at its highest, the Senate unanimously passed the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Rights Act.
Activists, survivors and many others continue to carry this work forward, and we’ve decided to join forces with one of the most effective organizations battling the culture of sexual assault in this country. It’s called It’s On Us. It’s the community action initiative of the White House, which has provided historic leadership in the fight against sexual assault.
Moving forward, our partners at It’s On Us are taking over the work of See Act Stop and bringing its members into their own community.
We encourage all of you to visit It’s On Us and, if you haven’t already, take the pledge:
The fight is far from over but by joining forces we will win.
Thanks as always for your support and your energy.
– Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick