[PAST EVENT] Advance Screening of the new film GOAT and a Conversation on Hazing

September 20, 2016
6pm - 8:30pm
Sadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium
200 Stadium Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location

The W&M Hazing Prevention Coalition is partnering with HazingPrevention.Org to screen the new feature film GOAT as part of its efforts to empower people to prevent hazing. 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 boys and their relationship in brutal ways. 

?GOAT offers a harrowing depiction of the devastating effects of hazing,? said Lenny Sancilio, Ph.D., Dean of Students, SUNY Geneseo and Board President of HazingPrevention.Org. ?Without painting anyone as ?good? or ?evil,? this well-crafted film gives us an excellent opportunity to open a discussion about the psychological and philosophical underpinnings that give rise to hazing in many areas of student life and why it is so critical to prevent it.? 

The GOAT educational program will coincide with the organization?s National Hazing Prevention Week, which runs from September 19th through September 23rd. In partnership with CAMPUSPEAK, each screening event will be accompanied by a thought provoking, facilitator-lead discussion about the film and the impact of hazing on college campuses. 


[[aharse, Anne Arseneau]], Co-Chair Hazing Prevention Coalition