Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 6:30pm
The Hunting Ground is a startling exposé of rape crimes on U.S. campuses, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on victims and their families. Weaving together verité footage and first-person testimonies, the film follows survivors as they pursue their education while fighting for justice, despite harsh retaliation, harassment, and pushback at every level.
Meet our Panelists:
Kristen Bowes is the General Counsel for Mercy College. Kristen handles a wide array of matters at the College, including employment and disciplinary matters, Title IX and other discrimination cases, contracts and policy work. Kristen drafted the College’s Sexual Misconduct Policy and works with the Title IX Coordinator on a regular basis conducting campus-wide faculty and staff training and student onboarding relating to sexual harassment and sexual violence.
In April 2017, Kristen co-presented at the End Violence Against Women International Conference on Coordination between College Campuses and Local Resources in Handling Complicated IPV and Stalking cases. In March 2017 and in January 2016, Kristen helped organize and presented at a conference at the Westchester Sexual Violence Conference at Mercy College in coordination with the Westchester County Office for Women and various local colleges and agencies. In November 2016, Kristen sat on a panel for the showing of Audrie and Daisy regarding teen sexual violence at the Scarsdale High School, which was sponsored by Assemblywoman Amy Paulin. Kristen also sat on discussion panels for the showing of the Hunting Ground at Mercy College and the Pelham Picture House, both in spring 2015.
CarlLa Horton was appointed Executive Director of Hope’s Door in 1997, three years after receiving her graduate degree from the School of Business and Public Administration at Bernard Baruch College where she graduated first in her executive MPA class.
CarlLa grew up in a family deeply affected by poverty, sexual abuse, and domestic violence. As a result of that experience, she has spent most of her adult life working for women’s organizations and anti-poverty programs and describes her work as an outgrowth of her social justice and feminist principles.
CarlLa is an activist member of the Westchester County Domestic Violence Council, the Westchester Women’s Agenda, and the NYS Coalition Against Domestic Violence, among other social justice and community work.
She serves on the church council at the United Methodist Church of Newfoundland, a board member of her community association and recently completed a three-year term as a Councilwoman in West Milford, NJ, where she resides.
Fredric I. Green
Fredric I. Green is a Second Deputy District Attorney and the Chief of the Special Prosecutions Division of the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office and in that capacity supervises the prosecution in Westchester of all domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse cases and human trafficking cases involving children. He was appointed to this position in January 2015 by then District Attorney Janet DiFiore.