The Aurora Center is hosting three special events in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) this April. Be sure to mark your calendars!
Monday, April 18, 2016 • Coffman Theater | East Bank • Doors open at 5:30 p.m., film starts at 6 p.m.
“The Hunting Ground” is a documentary film, which addresses difficulties students experience after being victims of campus rape. The film, rated PG-13, is free and open to the public, and a panel discussion will follow the film that will explore campus and community processes as well as resources available for survivors. More information
Monday, April 25, 2016 • Northrop Plaza • 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Clothesline Project was created to address the issue of sexual violence. It is a vehicle for those affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. They then hang the shirt on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women. With the support of many, it has since spread worldwide. More information
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Denim Day is a day dedicated to wearing jeans/denim for the purpose of educating and spreading awareness about sexual assault.
The Denim Day campaign was created 17 years ago when a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court overturned a rape conviction 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. More information