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Denim Day: Wear Your Jeans Wednesday, April 25

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The campus community is encouraged to wear denim Wednesday April 25, Denim Day UMKC, to protest the misconceptions surrounding sexual assault and harassment and to show support for survivors.

The UMKC Women’s Center will host a Denim Day Display and information tables on April 25 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. to educate the campus community on the Denim Day movement and sexual violence resources available.

Donate Your Old Jeans

In preparation for Denim Day, the Women’s Center encourages you to put your old jeans to good use by donating them to be a part of the denim display. Your donations will be used as canvasses for anti-sexual assault and anti-rape culture messages on Denim Day, April 25th.

Denim drop off locations:
UMKC Women’s Center, 105 Haag Hall
Oak Street Residence Hall Lobby, 5051 Oak Street
Miller Nichols Library
Office of Student Involvement, Student Union 320

Crafty Feminist Friday: Denim Decoration

Show your creativity and express your feelings on denim about rape and rape culture. Artwork will be included in the Denim Day Display on the Quad Wednesday, April 25.

Event Time Date Location
Crafty Feminist Friday Noon – 1 p.m. Friday, April 20 105 Haag Hall
Denim Day Info Tables 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 Haag Hall
Denim Day Display 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 The Quad

 

About Denim Day

Denim Day UMKC is a sexual violence prevention and education campaign, where community members, elected officials, survivors, students, faculty, and staff are asked to make a social statement with their fashion and protest against the myths surrounding sexual violence. For more information about Denim Day USA and how it started, check out www.denimdayinfo.org.

Denim Day Co-sponsors include:
A Window Between Worlds, MOCSA, UMKC Bookstores, UMKC Campus Facilities Management, UMKC Friends of the Library, UMKC Office of Student Involvement, UMKC Residential Life, UMKC University Libraries, and UMKC Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Program.

For more information, please contact Arzie Umali, Women’s Center assistant director, at umalia@umkc.edu or 816-235-5577.

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