MOUNT VERNON — New Directions, The Domestic Abuse Shelter and Rape Crisis Center of Knox County, will host a special viewing of “Audrie & Daisy” from 6:30-9 p.m., on Friday, April 28, in the theater at Mount Vernon High School.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and high school students and their parents are invited to join New Directions for a community showing of the documentary.

“We want to start this conversation about sexual assault in our schools, around our dinner tables, and in our workplaces, because this can no longer be a silent subject. It is important that our community is proactive, rather than reactive, if and when we are faced with a similar situation. Parents and teens viewing this movie together will create an entry into a conversation that, otherwise, may never be discussed,” said Lori Jones, Delta Coordinator at New Directions.

“Audrie & Daisy” tells the story of two teenage girls who were sexually assaulted by boys they thought were their friends. Videos and pictures were passed around. Their lives, families, friends, schools, and communities were changed forever.

The community showing of “Audrie & Daisy” is free and open to the public. For any questions or for more information call 740-397-4357 or send an email to lori@newdirectionsshelter.org.

For more information on New Directions, visit newdirectionsshelter.org and Facebook.com/NewDirectionsShelterofKnoxCountyOhio.

 

 

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