Denim Day will be Wednesday April 24th! We will be outside near Kerckhoff, so come visit us to get more information &join us by wearing denim that day!
An 18-year old girl is picked up by her married 45-year old driving instructor for her very first lesson. He takes her to an isolated road, pulls her out of the car, wrestles her out of one leg of her jeans and forcefully rapes her. Threatened with death if she tells anyone, he makes her drive the car home. Later that night she tells her parents, and they help and support her to press charges. The perpetrator gets arrested and is prosecuted. He is convicted of rape and sentenced to jail.
He appeals the sentence. The case makes it’s all the way to the Italian Supreme Court. Within a matter of days the case against the driving instructor is o
mverturned, dismissed, and the perpetrator released. In a statement by the Chief Judge, he argued, “because the victim wore very, very tight jeans, she had to help him remove them, and by removing the jeans it was no longer rape but consensual sex.”
Enraged by the verdict, within a matter of hours the women in the Italian Parliament launched into immediate action and protested by wearing jeans to work. This call to action motivated and emboldened the California Senate and Assembly to do the same, which in turn spread to Patricia Giggans, Executive Director of Peace Over Violence, and Denim Day in LA was born. The first Denim Day in LA was in April 1999, and has continued every year since.
CARE SOS (Speak Out & Support) 10-hour certification program in CAPS conference room. Learn about bystander intervention techniques, self-defense strategies, legal & medical procedures for survivors, how to respond & support students who have been victimized, etc. AFTER THE TRAINING: CARE SOS Coalition members will have the opportunity to create, facilitate, and co-facilitate trainings, events, and workshops for groups like Active Minds, USAC, Clothesline Project, the LGBT Center, ORL, and CAPS/CARE faculty members;
MUST RSVP/SIGN UP THROUGH MYUCLA (under “My Features” tab, then click workshops) OR EMAIL AFLORES@CAPS.UCLA.EDU. Again, it will take place October 27th, 9am-5pm (lunch will be provided) and October 28th, 9am-12pm.
Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/279710495474071/?fref=ts
SWC Active Minds and the Clothesline Project present: Stop the Silence, a workshop that aims to teach people how to help someone who’s been through sexual assault.
95% of sexual assaults go unreported. Silenced: By shame. By stigma. By guilt. By fear. Be a part of the solution. Learn more about this silent epidemic that affects numerous college students every year. It’s not a women’s issue. It’s a human issue. The workshop will go over how to support a survivor of sexual assault, as well as provide information about sexual assault: who it affects and how it affects. We will also be going over what resources are available on campus and nationwide.
WHEN: October 22nd, 2012 (MONDAY); 6-7:30 PM
WHERE: CAPS LARGE CONFERENCE ROOM (Behind John Wooden)
Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/432502156808616/?fref=ts
This upcoming Tuesday 10/16 we will be attending A Window Between Worlds “Advocacy Huddle”. For those who don’t know, AWBW is a nonprofit organization based in Venice dedicated to using art to help end sexual & domestic violence. It promotes healing through creative expression for both survivors and allies alike.
We will be attending the launch of their new art workshop where we will also learn ways to become part of One Billion Rising. This entire event is free, and dinner is provided. It will be from 6:30-8:30pm. If you would like to attend, be sure to email me by this *FRIDAY 10/12*. Also, if you need a ride let me know and we will arrange one for you.
Clothesline meetings begin this *WEDNESDAY 8/3 7-8PM*. We will be meeting in the seating area on the 1st floor in Ackerman. These will be weekly meetings unless otherwise noted. Hope to see you all there!
The time has finally come for our annual Clothesline Display and Take Back the Night! The Display will be up 9-4 Tuesday through Thursday of this week. So, come stop by Schoenberg & Perloff Quad to check out this wonderful event.
Take Back the Night will be held in Schoenberg Quad on Thursday evening. We’ll be starting right at 7PM so do make the trek out and join us in our candlelight vigil and rally. Check the facebook event page for more information and updates!
If you’d like to help us out with the Display or want to become involved with Clothesline in general, stop by the Clothesline table during the Display this week, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or comment on our facebook group!
Just to be clear, the Clothesline Project meets EVERY Wednesday this quarter from 7:00-8:00pm in Kerckhoff 152.