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Last updated: March 22, 2018

2018 Women’s Center of Greater Danbury On – Campus Events

Step Up Against Sexual Assault

Wednesday, April 4, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Midtown Student Center

Step Up is an event where people can write messages to survivors on flags that will be placed in the quad on the Midtown campus. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and this event is one of the ways that we recognize the importance of this month.

Denim Day

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The Women’s Center of Greater Danbury has run the Denim Day 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.

Join in the campaign and wear denim in support of this initiative.

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