Thursday, April 11, 2013

April 18 & 24: Sexual Assault Awareness Events at Hunter College

here are some events for APRIL--hope that you will be able to participate:

Enter Hunter College on the southwest corner of 68th St. and Lexington Ave.
Bring picture ID and ask for guest pass.

* APRIL 18 from 1:10pm to 2:30pm room 406 Hunter West
A speaker from the District Attorney's office will do a presentation on the SEX CRIME UNIT and provide information about the services provided by the DA office for women, the elders, families, immigrants and LGBTQ youth, and about internships.  

* APRIL 24 from 1:30pm to 3pm in room 405 Hunter West 
SAVI (Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Program at Mount Sinai) will do a screening of "IT WAS RAPE," a documentary by Jennifer Baumgarden; a discussion will be moderated by Angela Fernandez, the outreach and training program coordinator for Mount Sinai's SAVI. Ms. Fernandez will also have info about internships with SAVI. 
The documentary tells the story of 8 diverse women and their experience with sexual assault challenging the silence and gender stereotypes around rape.  

PS--APRIL 24 is DENIM DAY, a day we protest against rape by wearing JEANS. Wear your jeans as symbol of breaking the silence, stigma and stereotypes that continue to exist around sexual violence (denim day came about as a response to a rape case that took place in Italy in 1998: the Italian Supreme Court overturned a conviction for rape and allowed a rapist to go free because it claimed that the young woman he attacked was wearing "super tight jeans" that he could not pull off himself, so she must have helped him, making it "consensual sex"  !!!

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