NIC hosts documentary on consent and coercion

Flirting with Danger airs at the Stan Hagen Theatre at NIC’s Comox Valley campus Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 7 pm. Admission is free. 

Join NIC’s Human Services staff and students Tuesday,  Oct. 2 in Flirting with Danger – a film screening to raise awareness of sexual consent and violence.

The screening takes place at NIC’s Stan Hagen Theatre at the Comox Valley campus. Admission is free. Everyone is invited; however, the film’s subject matter is intended for older teens and adults.

Produced in 2012, Flirting with Danger - Power & Choice in Heterosexual Relationships, is based on hundreds of interviews conducted by Lynn Phillips, an author and social development psychologist who explores the line between consent and coercion.

“The result is a refreshingly candid, and nuanced, look at how young women are forced to grapple with deeply ambivalent cultural attitudes about female sexuality,” writes the Media Education Foundation, which produced the film.

The screening is a joint effort of NIC’s Human Services Department and community partners, John Howard Society and Comox Valley Family Services, with a grant from the Comox Valley Community Drug Strategy Committee.

“Together, we acknowledge the need to raise awareness and continue the conversation about consent, popular culture and sexual violence in light of the #MeToo movement,” said Susan Shantz, Human Services department co-chair.

That conversation continues after the screening with a panel discussion featuring Isabel McKinnon of Community Based Victim Services, Sexual Violence Services, Carissa Wilson of the North Island Students Union, Stasia Hasumi, Lilli House assistant coordinator, Comox Valley Transition Society and Brant Roche, mental health worker and men’s treatment group facilitator.

The screening begins at 7 pm, with doors opening at 6:30 pm.

For more information on NIC’s Human Services programs visit For more information on the screening, contact Susan Shantz at 250-334-5084.

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