Circle of 6 Wins the White House Challenge!

We’re incredibly excited to announce that we won the White House Apps Against Abuse Challenge!

The White House #AppsAgainstAbuse challenge is an initiative spearheaded by Vice President Joseph Biden and his #1is2many campaign to end sexual assault and abuse on college campuses.

The idea behind this app is based on our experiences and conversations when screening The Line on college campuses. One of the very positive aspects of student living is the close proximity and the tightly-knit relationships that can spring from that. The app highlights this, and shows how important close community and relationships are in the fight to prevent violence.

Circle of 6 works by programming the contact information of five friends and creating a “Circle of 6”, an application to be taken advantage of in case of an uncomfortable situation or emergency. It is equipped with GPS coordinates, mobile messaging, and in two simple steps, anyone can quickly and efficiently contact a friend and alert them to their situation—raising awareness around and ultimately preventing sexual violence.

This app was created in collaboration with Deb Levine of ISIS-Inc, Christine Corbett Moran, and our long-time friend and design collaborator, Thomas Cabus, who has worked with us on both The Line Campaign and our latest film xoxosms.

The app will be available to download in January. In the meantime, take our pledge on Facebook, stay tuned for updates and follow us on Twitter @Circleof6app.

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9 Comments on “Circle of 6 Wins the White House Challenge!”

  1. 1 Jamie J. Hagen said at 2:16 pm on November 3rd, 2011:

    What an exciting win! And what a brilliant idea! Will share widely.

  2. 2 Brooklyn filmmaker working on app to help prevent sexual assault « Mac City said at 8:07 am on December 16th, 2011:

    [...] Circle of 6 is the work of a four-person team led by Brooklyn-based filmmaker Nancy Schwartzman, who screens her documentary The Line on college campuses and leads an initiative to help end sexual violence. The app project is looking for grant funding now, and the team hopes to have a working version up on the iOS App Store by February, with Android and other platforms to follow. For more information on the project, you can check out the Circle of 6 Facebook page. [...]

  3. 3 iWyre said at 9:35 am on December 16th, 2011:

    [...] Circle of 6 is the work of a four-person team led by Brooklyn-based filmmaker Nancy Schwartzman, who screens her documentary The Line on college campuses and leads an initiative to help end sexual violence. The app project is looking for grant funding now, and the team hopes to have a working version up on the iOS App Store by February, with Android and other platforms to follow. For more information on the project, you can check out the Circle of 6 Facebook page. [...]

  4. 4 Brooklyn filmmaker working on app to help prevent sexual assault | Tech Dott - Daily Technology News Magazine said at 9:40 am on December 16th, 2011:

    [...] Circle of 6 is the work of a four-person team led by Brooklyn-based filmmaker Nancy Schwartzman, who screens her documentary The Line on college campuses and leads an initiative to help end sexual violence. The app project is looking for grant funding now, and the team hopes to have a working version up on the iOS App Store by February, with Android and other platforms to follow. For more information on the project, you can check out the Circle of 6 Facebook page. [...]

  5. 5 Brooklyn filmmaker working on app to help prevent sexual assault | TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog said at 1:13 pm on December 16th, 2011:

    [...] Circle of 6 is the work of a four-person team led by Brooklyn-based filmmaker Nancy Schwartzman, who screens her documentary The Line on college campuses and leads an initiative to help end sexual violence. The app project is looking for grant funding now, and the team hopes to have a working version up on the iOS App Store by February, with Android and other platforms to follow. For more information on the project, you can check out the Circle of 6 Facebook page. [...]

  6. 6 Brooklyn filmmaker working on app to help prevent sexual assault | Apple Stocks said at 1:34 pm on December 16th, 2011:

    [...] Circle of 6 is the work of a four-person team led by Brooklyn-based filmmaker Nancy Schwartzman, who screens her documentary The Line on college campuses and leads an initiative to help end sexual violence. The app project is looking for grant funding now, and the team hopes to have a working version up on the iOS App Store by February, with Android and other platforms to follow. For more information on the project, you can check out the Circle of 6 Facebook page. [...]

  7. 7 New Crowdsourced Apps Help Prevent Sexual Assault | #1 Site for Crowdsourcing, Crowdfunding, & Open Innovation News | Daily Crowdsource said at 7:01 am on December 29th, 2011:

    [...] the phone will see that help has been called for, which could potentially serve as a deterrent.Circle of 6  was devised by a four-person team led by Brooklyn film maker Nancy Schwartzman, and operates on a [...]

  8. 8 apple ipad blog » Blog Archive » Brooklyn filmmaker working against app to help prevent sexual assault said at 3:17 pm on December 29th, 2011:

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  9. 9 Brooklyn filmmaker working on app to help prevent sexual assault | The Apple Chapel said at 7:31 am on October 3rd, 2012:

    [...] Circle of 6 is the work of a four-person team led by Brooklyn-based filmmaker Nancy Schwartzman, who screens her documentary The Line on college campuses and leads an initiative to help end sexual violence. The app project is looking for grant funding now, and the team hopes to have a working version up on the iOS App Store by February, with Android and other platforms to follow. For more information on the project, you can check out the Circle of 6 Facebook page. [...]


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