Working Together To End Sexual Violence!

Join Us To Take a Stand and End Sexual Assault and Violence!

Denim Day NYC is a coalition of community agencies, elected officials, students, and volunteers united to promote awareness around the issue of sexual assault. Denim Day grew out of a case in which a rape conviction was overturned because the judge reasoned the victim’s tight jeans meant that she had to have helped her assailant remove them, implying consent.  People were outraged all over the world and wearing jeans became an international symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes and myths surrounding sexual assault. Denim Day started in Los Angeles and has grown into an international movement. Denim Day NYC started in 2010 with a collaborative of three agencies and has grown to more than 40 agencies uniting to promote awareness around the issue of sexual assault.

 

Events for Denim Day NYC take place all over the city!

Below are planned events for each Borough. 

 

Manhattan:


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Denim Day Rally/Press Conference

April 29, 2015

11:00 a.m.

City Hall Steps

New York, NY 10007

 

Roundtable Discussion

"Fostering Safety and Well-Being: Holistic Strategies to Support our Asian Community Members surviving Family & Sexual Violence: A multi-disciplinary roundtable discussion"

April 28, 2015

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

New York Asian Women Center will host a unique Coordinated Community Response to supporting survivors of domestic violence and sexual violence in the Asian-community.  This event is open to any service provider serving the Asian community in New York City.  Contact Aditi Bhattacharya at        (212) 732-0054 ext. 139 or abhattacharya@nyawc.org to register.

 

Speak Out & Call to Action: Ending Campus Sexual Violence 

April 27, 2015

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Fordham College at Lincoln Center, Pope Auditorium

New York, NY 10023

The "Speak Out & Call to Action: Ending Campus Sexual Violence " will to bring together voices from  colleges/universities across the city. As a student-led event, we aim to be an action-oriented dialogue on how to combat sexual assault on campus and put an end to victim-blaming. Sponsored by Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service, Fordham's Institute of Women and Girls, and the Students for Sex and Gender Equity and Safety (SAGES) Coalition. Join us by clicking here.

Denim Day NYC Live Art Fundraiser

March 24, 2015

7:00pm - 12:00am

The DL

95 Delancey Street

New York, NY 10002

Denim Day NYC presents the Happy Hour Live Art Show in Partnership with The DL, and Collage Movement NYC! The 2015 Denim Day NYC theme is “Ending College Campus Sexual Assault”. Funds raised from this event will support the work of Denim Day NYC.

 Come out and support Denim Day NYC and appreciate the live art performed by NYC local artists!

The event will be hosted by Savior Elmundo (Collage Movement NYC Founder). Live music will be featured by DJ LEX, DJ TAHLEIM , DJ BRAKE

Purchase Tickets at: http://ow.ly/JSTYO

**ARTISTS**

Albert TainoImage Areizaga
Daren Chambers
Charlie Elo
Esteban del Valle
John Carl/ Jessica Grant-Martin
Yvonne MacInnis
Liana De Laurent
Lindsay Alexandra Miller
Nyahzul Art
Leola Bee
Monel Aliote King
Murj Holmes
Kalif Ausby
Samuel Mark Art
Raul Rez Barquet
Anjl Kristin Doeblin
Sean Gallagher
Fabienne Valerie
Kristy McCarthy
Elton Leonard
Sarah Wang
Jenn Solo
Katharine Miller
Alexander Reynoso
Ralph Serrano
MJ Chisala
Andre Trenier
Alexis Sueme Mena
Optimo Primo
Ingrid Alvarez
Ben Angotti
Peter Yip
Rebecca Gitana Torres
Jasmine Zimmerman
Pesu
Senem Sozen
Michaelle Fiore
Artista La Negra
Amanda de Souza
Christian Diaz
Nelson Host Santiago
Erica Shmerica
Liz Bajo
Yusuke Ochiai
Yu Sato
Hannah Perrine Mode
Ashley Ayala
Kim Possible
Byron McCray
Shino Chain
Arielle Mason
Kuro Chen
Sam Jay
D'Leon Scheg
Lisete Alcalde
Marivel Mejia
Giannina Gutierrez
Amy Isd
El Kouhen Zineb
Ipathia Duran
Maria Estevez
Emma Cassiraghi
Carmen Acuna
Layla Jade
Miozotis Pumara
Jessie Corsino
Samantha Corey
and many more...

 


Bronx:


Denim Day NYC Bronx March

April 29, 2015

3:30pm

Meet at Mt. Eden Parkway and the Grand Concourse at 3:30 pm

March to the Bronx Museum. Events and Refreshments.


Brooklyn:

DENIM DAY NYC PSA Social Media Series
Brooklyn based individuals, groups, and agencies will film a 30-60 second Public Service Announcement focusing on ending sexual violence for release on social media. Council Member Laurie Cumbo will release the videos on Denim Day (April 29, 2015), via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/CMLaurieCumbo) and Instagram (https://instagram.com/cmlauriecumbo) starting at 10:00 a.m.

 

DENIM WALK ACROSS THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE

Fashion Week Brooklyn organizers, models, and stylists will lead a March from Cadman Plaza Park to the City Hall Steps on Denim Day. Group will meet at Cadman Plaza Park in Brooklyn at 9:30 a.m. 

 

BK Style production of FWBK “Denim Walk”
Fall/Winter 2015 Collections – June 25-28, 2015

June 25th - June 28h (Locations and Times to be Determined)

Fashion Week Brooklyn - Denim Fashions Featured. Learn more about Brooklyn Fashion Week at http://fashionweekbrooklyn.com

Please see the Fashion Week Brooklyn tab for the event schedule.


Queens:

Korean Asian Family Services Center Moment of Silence

On April 28th, Korean Asian Family Services Center (KAFSC) staff will wear jeans and take a "moment of silence" to stand with victims of sexual assault in commemoration of Denim Day. Pictures of the KAFSC moment of silence will be posted on social media via:  www.facebook.com/kafsc        

 

Parent Workshop "Cyber Bullying and Abuse: How to Protect Your Child

The Queens-based Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP) will host a "Cyber Bullying and Abuse: How to Protect Your Child" workshop at IS10 The Horace Greeley School in Long Island City. This workshop is only open to parents with children attending IS10.  

 


Staten Island:

Denim Day NYC Ferry Information Distribution

When: Wednesday, April 29, 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Where:  Staten Island Ferry Terminal (St. George)

 

Advocates will be on hand to distribute information about Denim Day and resources for sexual assault survivors. This event is organized by Safe Horizon.  

 

For more information contact: 

Shoshanna Bailey, LMSW

Safe Horizon

Staten Island Community Program

P: 718-720-2591 ext. 1104