International Women's Day Call to Action
There will be a showing of the “Invisible War”, a documentary film about sexual assault in the US Military.
More than 20 percent of female veterans have been sexually assaulted while serving; 80 percent of survivors do not report the incident. Claims are not treated seriously and the credibility of the victim is continually called into question. Rape cases are usually handled by men, as women are considered "too sympathetic" for the task.”
The movie will be followed by a panel consisting of Joyce Wagner, Francine Porter, Edith Bell and Scilla Wahrhaftig.
The evening is sponsored by: Thomas Merton Center, Code Pink Pittsburgh, WILPF and the American Friends Service Committee.
Scilla Wahrhaftig (412) 315 7423