About this Event
House opens at 7 PM. Seats are not guaranteed.
The documentary follows Drew Dixon as she grapples with her decision to become one of the first women of color, in the wake of #MeToo, to come forward to publicly accuse hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct. Directed by Oscar nominated team Amy Zierling and Kirby Dick. Join us for a screening and then stay for a transparent conversation on the experience with our panelists as we discuss a variety of topics including the lived experience of being a Black woman in the world today, creating art as a sexual assault survivor and how we can use storytelling as way to empower communities.
Join us for a screening of ON THE RECORD followed by a discussion led by Lex McNaughton (Director of Industry Relations, LMU SFTV).
RSVP ON LEO: https://leo.lmu.edu/event/7966505
Kyra Jones (she/her) is a Black feminist screenwriter, filmmaker, and actor. She received her degree in Theatre and Gender Studies from Northwestern University. She's currently a staff writer on the Hulu series WOKE and the ABC series QUEENS, where she wrote episode 110, which tackles sexual violence against Black women in the music industry. Her award-winning web series THE RIGHT SWIPE (OTV) was an official selection at Austin Film Festival, Urbanworld Film Festival, and many others. Her comedy script, GOOD VIBES ONLY won Best Half-Hour Pilot at the 2020 Nashville Film Festival. Her upcoming feature, GO TO THE BODY, which explores sexual violence in the Black organizing community and the experience of secondary survivors, won awards from Screencraft and the Chicago International Film Festival. As an actor, she’s appeared on the series finale of EMPIRE (Fox), THE CHI (Showtime), and CHICAGO JUSTICE (NBC). In addition to being an artist, Kyra is a sex educator and survivor advocate, formerly serving as the assistant director of Northwestern University's Center for Awareness, Response, and Education (CARE).
Magaela C. Bethune, Ph.D. (she/hers) is an author, researcher, and assistant professor in the LMU Department of African American Studies. Her research looks at young people’s engagement with media and technology its impact on socialization, behavior, health, and development at various intersections of race, gender, and sexuality. Her work ultimately endeavors to examine and explode mythologies surrounding Black girls’ and women’s sexuality. While at Vanderbilt, she collaborated on several research projects, including the Pathways to African American Success preventive intervention program with Vanderbilt’s Center for Research on Rural Families and Communities, which promotes parent-child communication to reduce sexual risk engagement in rural African American youth. In 2013, she joined the American Psychological Association – Black Entertainment (APA-BET) Research Collaborative to explore the health communication preferences among African American youth for receiving HIV/STI prevention and sexual health information. With Dr. Venus Evans-Winters, she co-authored an edited volume, entitled (Re)Teaching Trayvon: Education for Racial Justice and Human Freedom.
Ashley Merriman (she/her) is an L.A. native who grew up in an entertainment family. She is an anti-racist community organizer/educator and psychotherapist, with a Master of Social Work degree from New York University. As a Help Line Advocate at Women in Film (WIF), she supports survivors of sexual harassment, assault, and misconduct in the entertainment industry. In her private practice, she incorporates an anti-oppression lens in her work with individuals and families, both in and out of the entertainment industry, dealing with issues of racial and sexual trauma, eating disorders, veganism & eco-anxiety, and interpersonal struggles. She has spent her career supporting and advocating for people with marginalized identities as an HR professional, case manager, after-abortion counselor, and tutor.
This event is co-sponsored by LMU Cares and OBSS:
LMU CARES (Loyola Marymount University's Campus Awareness Resource Education Services) provides education to the campus community about resources, support and policies at the university regarding sexual and interpersonal misconduct and prevention, which includes Title IX.
OBSS: Committed to the holistic development of African American students, The Office of Black Student Services (OBSS) strives to foster a family-oriented community where trust, respect, and love play a significant role. Since 1969, BSS has worked in collaboration with the Division of Academic Affairs and other campus departments to ensure that meaningful connection with students is prioritized. These connections occur within both individual and group contexts through one-on-one meetings, as well as co-curricular programming that is intentionally designed to provide support, engagement, and, ultimately, results in increased levels of both retention and graduation.
Notice of Filming and Photography: When you attend this event, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur. By entering the event premises, you consent to such recording media and its release, publication, exhibition or reproduction.