An awareness event is set for Friday, May 5, when LACASA presents a free film screening of Audrie & Daisy, followed by a panel discussion moderated by LACASA’s Teen Advisory Council.
Audrie & Daisy tells the story of two high school girls who were sexually assaulted by guys they thought were their friends. Videos and pictures were passed around. The assaults, along with the social media aftermath, changed their lives forever.
The documentary will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Historic Howell Theater, 315 E. Grand River Ave., Howell. It will conclude with a thoughtful exchange of ideas. Space is limited and guests are encouraged to arrive early to secure complementary admission tickets and preferred seating.
“There are several ways individuals, groups and businesses can show support for sexual assault survivors as well as dispel the myths surrounding sexual assault and consent,” said LACASA Community Education Director Nicole Matthews-Creech.
“The more conversations we can have as a community, the better prepared we are to help prevent sexual assault and effectively respond to the needs of sexual assault victims and survivors,” Creech said. “Our events are designed to offer people information and insights that lead to positive change in our own towns, workplaces, schools and neighborhoods.”
For information about any of LACASA’s awareness programs, visit lacasacenter.org, or contact Nicole Mathews-Creech at 517-548-1350.