Brave Miss World: Movie Screening and Panel Discussion

Brave Miss World: Movie Screening and Panel Discussion

This event will provide a safe opportunity for students, faculty, and members of the community to learn more about the impacts of sexual violence. An open forum and post-film discussion will follow with Dr. Alissa Ackerman who is a member of the Brave Miss World outreach team.

About Brave Miss World

Linor Abargil was abducted, stabbed, and raped in Milan, Italy, at age 18. Six weeks later she competed in the Miss World competition. When to her shock she was crowned the winner, she vowed to do something about rape. The film follows her from the rape, to her crowning, and through her crusade to fight for justice and break the silence. She travels around the world to speak out and meet with other rape victims and while on this journey her trauma begins to resurface and her rapist becomes eligible for parole and she has to hunt down his previous victims in order to help keep him behind bars.

About the speaker

Dr. Alissa R. Ackerman is a professor of criminal justice at the University of Washington, Tacoma. Her passion to prevent sexual violence manifests in broad ways from research on sex crimes policy to survivor-centered storytelling and healing. As an advocate and activist, Alissa is a fiercely outspoken advocate in ending the shame and stigma around sexual violence. She believes that the only way to stop sexual violence is to understand how it impacts survivors, families, and communities. She uses her expertise and voice to provide safe spaces for survivors to speak out. 

April 19, 2016
6 to 9 p.m.
Andreas Hall 111

For more information, contact the Office of Student Services at the School of Social Work at 305.899.3900 or email