The Hunting Ground is an amazing documentary that explores sexual assault on college campuses. If you haven’t seen it, you should. But, today I want to talk about more than just the powerful message this documentary delivers. Today, it’s about the music. The Hunting Ground’s original theme song continues to power the movement as an anthem for survivors. We’re so proud of Lady Gaga and Diane Warren for the continued success of “Til it Happens to You,” which has been nominated for an Oscar, a Grammy and, just this week, an iHeartRadio Music Award. And Catherine Hardwicke’s video for the song has now been seen more than 25 million times on YouTube.
Your Chance to Lend Your Voice to Victims of Sexual Assault
The song launched a wave of covers—and we’re inviting others to share their own a cappella version, which we’re calling Til It Happens To You: Sing for Survivors. Entries are due by Feb. 26th and will be judged by an incredible roster of entertainment professionals: Diane Warren, LL COOL J, Pentatonix, Cynthia Germanotta, David Foster, Catherine Hardwicke, Trudy Green, and Bonnie Greenberg.
Get involved! You can take the pledge to end sexual assault. Then, log on to Stop Sexual Assault In Schools (SSAIS.org). They are a non-profit leading the national movement to end sexual assault and would love to have you join them.
Visit SSAIS.org today to see how you can help and view the many free resources they offer students, families, and school administrators to educate about a student’s Title IX right to an education free from sexual harassment and violence. SSAIS.org identifies resources for survivors, makes the reporting process simple, provides sample complaints, and empowers through its engaging toolkit programs.