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Wear Denim Wednesday: Denim Day Protests Sexual Violence

April 22nd, 2013 · No Comments · Events

[The following was submitted by the Women’s Center.]

UMKC students, staff, faculty are encouraged to wear denim on April 24 for Denim Day USA to protest misconceptions surrounding sexual violence and to show support for survivors.

The Violence Prevention and Response Project will host a Denim Day display 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 24 at the Stanley H. Durwood Soccer Stadium to provide educational materials for the community about the Denim Day movement, sexual violence and resources that are available in the Kansas City area.

Denim Day USA is a rape prevention education campaign, where community members, elected officials, businesses and students are asked to make a social statement with their fashion statement to protest sexual violence.

The UMKC  Violence Prevention and Response Project will also host the university’s seventh annual Take Back the Night Rally on Thursday, April 25. At 6:30 p.m. a rally will take place in the UMKC Quad, near 52ndStreet and Rockhill Road. Later, sexual assault survivors will speak about their transitions from victims to survivors.

For more information, please contact Kelly Rifenbark at rifenbarkk@umkc.edu or 816-235-6175.

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