The schedule is as follows:
5:30pm- Posters by Graham’s Sexual Assault Class & Clothes Line Project from WAIC
6:00-7:00 (or 7:30) video, power point/interaction, discussion (including drug facilitated sexual assault)
7:30 Awareness Walk Around Campus
For the first time, Rhode Island universities, schools, businesses and organizations are joining together in an effort to end sexual violence in our communities. Join us for the Day One 5K Run/Walk and help inspire and empower people to make a difference in this important fight.
For the past 15 years, Peace Over Violence has run the Denim Day in L.A. and USA campaign on a Wednesday in April in honor of Sexual Violence Awareness Month. The campaign was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Peace Over Violence developed the Denim Day campaign in response to this case and the activism surrounding it. Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault. In this rape prevention education campaign we ask community members, elected officials, businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion by wearing jeans on this day as a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual assault. This year’s Denim Day will be held on April 23, 2014 and will focus on educating the community at large on the legal definition of consent.
All day, Colorado College, Pikes Peak Community College, U.C.C.S., Newman University & other locations Contact TESSA if you would like to organize a Denim Day for your organization, 719-785-6833. Wear Jeans April 27th as a Visible Protest against Myths that Surround Rape and Sexual Assault.
Wisconsin is celebrating National Denim Day on April 27th. Companies, organizations and people across the state will be wearing jeans to bring awareness to the issue of sexual assault. An event will be held at the State Capitol encouraging everyone across the state to wear jeans.
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