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Film Addresses College Campus Sexual Assault

Two Target-Specific Showings on Different Dates

Be Aware. Be Smart. Be Safe. 

At least 1 in 5 college women and 1 in 16 college men are sexually assaulted. The award-winning documentary, The Hunting Ground, shines a light on and prompts dialogue about this sensitive subject. College is a great learning experience with numerous opportunities for fun, building friendships and establishing oneself as an educated, wise, mature adult. Still, there are situations that can hinder these wonderful experiences. It is important to be aware of them, to be smart and brainstorm best strategies well in advance, and to keep college students safe. The film willbe presented twice in July (on different dates); each showing targets a specific audience. Discussion will follow both viewings. Please review details below and plan to join us at the appropriate presentation.

 First Showing, July 17, 7-9pm, Adult-ONLY Preview

Target Audience: Adults, such as, parents, school staff, administrators, faculty and other caring grownups.

Second Showing, July 31, 7-9pm, Film/Discussion*

Target Audience: Older teens (high school juniors and seniors), college-aged young adults and their parents. *Counselor present

(Not appropriate for children under 16)

 Location: Ascension School, Pine Room—Lower Level, 601 Van Buren, Oak Park, IL 60304 For more info, contact Peggy Leddy, Pastoral Associate, at pleddy@stedmund.org or 708-848-4417, ext. 2021. The Hunting Ground is recommended by the Archdiocese of Chicago Domestic Violence Outreach Ministry and sponsored through a collaboration among St. Edmund’s Domestic Violence Outreach and similar ministries of local parishes.





Our volunteer recruitment for the St. Edmund’s PADS Ministry is always underway. This ministry works under the umbrella of the housing Forw>rd + Prevail organization. The program runs every Tuesday from Mid –September through Mid-May at Oak Park Temple at 1235 North Harlem. We hope you will consider supporting this key parish ministry by signing up to be a team volunteer. As a volunteer you are making a commitment to work as part of a team in whatever capacity you choose.

 For over 20 years this program has run successively because of volunteers like you and the fact that no one person can do it alone. Please consider joining one of the many team opportunities we have. We can offer a time slot to fit anyone’s needs. Below is a list of the teams and the time commitment:

  • Set-up Team- one Tuesday a month from 4:45pm to 6:00pm

  • Dinner Team-Tuesday every seven weeks 6:00pm to 9:00pm (food or drink contribution required);

  • Registration Team- Tuesday every seven weeks from 6:45pm to 9:00pm (warm smile and compassionate heart required)

  • Overnight Team, Shift one- Tuesday evening-10:00pm into Wednesday morning 2:00am every six weeks

  • Overnight Team, Shift two- Wednesday morning 2:00am to 5:00am every six weeks

  • Breakdown Team- Wednesday morning 5:00am to 7:00am once a month

  • Breakfast Team-Wednesday morning 5:30am to 7:00am every five weeks

  • Lunch Team - help prepare bag lunches monthly

Please contact Fr. McGivern jwmcgivern@stedmund.org  or Peggy Leddy, pleddy@stedmund.org , for more information and/or to volunteer



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St. Edmund Parish, 188 South Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park, Illinois 60302
Phone 708-848-4417 //  Fax Line: 708-848-0049
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Last updated: June 22, 2019.