September 1, 2016, Orlando, FL – CAMPUSPEAK, in partnership with HazingPrevention.Org, to help lead educational discussions about how hazing creates devastating outcomes for the victims and their communities during National Hazing Prevention Week September 19-23.
HazingPrevention.Org will host a series of college pre-screenings of the movie GOAT, followed by thought provoking conversations, to promote and empower students to stand up against hazing activities on their campuses. Starring Nick Jonas, Ben Schnetzer and James Franco, and based on the memoir by Brad Land, GOAT tells the story of two brothers who become embroiled in hazing at a college fraternity. What occurs in the name of “brotherhood,” tests both the boys and their relationship; in brutal ways.
“HazingPrevention.Org and CAMPUSPEAK have collaborated on hazing outreach initiatives since the very beginning,” said Luke Davis, Executive Director and CEO of CAMPUSPEAK. “We are excited to partner to help spark conversations about a topic that is so relevant to today’s students and campuses.”
“We could not have selected a better partner than CAMPUSPEAK,” said Emily Pualwan, Executive Director of HazingPrevention.Org. “We hope these conversations will allow campuses to empower their entire community to take part in hazing prevention.”
The program coincides with the organization’s National Hazing Prevention Week, that runs from September 19 – 23. Screening locations and facilitation will include:
- University of Maryland – September 19
- The College of William & Mary – September 20
- University of Arizona – September 21
- University of Central Florida – September 22
- University of California at Berkeley – September 23
HazingPrevention.Org is a national organization dedicated to empowering people to prevent hazing, by providing education and resources and building partnerships with others. Major initiatives of the organization include National Hazing Prevention Week, the Novak Institute of Hazing Prevention and educational courses that touch the lives of thousands of individuals, organizations, campuses and communities.
Sponsored by HazingPrevention.Org, National Hazing Prevention Week (NHPW) is an opportunity for campuses, schools, organizations and communities to not only raise awareness, but to begin the conversation surrounding how to actively prevent hazing. This year, National Hazing Prevention Week will be observed September 19 – 23. The theme of this year’s NHPW is, “Be Someone’s Hero: Stand Up to Hazing.”