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Denim Day NYC 2011
April 27th, 2011
WHAT IS DENIM DAY?
Enraged by the verdict, within a matter of hours the women in the Italian Parliament launched into action and protested the ruling by wearing jeans to work. This call to action motivated and emboldened California legislators to do the same, which in turn spread to Peace Over Violence, and Denim Day in LA was born. Since its inception over a decade ago, Denim Day in L.A. has evolved into an annual nationwide program, with men and women across the country participating in both the symbolic wearing of jeans, and public demonstrations of support.
HOW IS NYC INVOLVED IN DENIM DAY?
Events:Tuesday April 26, 2011:
Press Conference 11:00 a.m., New York City Hall Steps
With featured speakers:
Councilmember Julissa Ferreras
Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz
Christina Alex, Project Director, Start Strong Bronx
Harriet Lessel, Executive Director, New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault
Contact information: Cathleen Cogswell or Alexandra Smith or please see a portion of the official press release online.
To see more pictures from the Denim Day NYC 2011 press conference, please visit the online album.
Wednesday April 27, 2011:
Brooklyn Borough President's Office Presents
Youth Poetry Slam & Speakout
This youth event, featuring the talent and participation of Brooklyn youth involved in a variety of healthy relationship and youth development programs, will be facilitated by poet/activist Caridad de la Luz. Partner agencies for this event include: The Center Against Domestic Violence, Safe Horizon/Brooklyn and STEPS To End Family Violence, & Day One.
Where: Borough Hall/ Brooklyn Borough President's Office
When: April 27, 2011 at 3:30-5:30 pm
For more information, contact: Xamayla Rose-Persadi, Policy Analyst, Office of the Brooklyn Borough President or see the flyer.
Bronx Borough President's Office Presents:
"Every Girl": A Student Written & Performed Skit
An original work by the Young Men's Group at DreamYard Prep, this play will explore how young men can be positive role models in the community, and stand up for what is right to prevent assault and engage in positive interactions with women. This play will be followed by an interactive dialogue between the creators of the play and youth-serving professionals about how to be a champion for safe, supportive relationships in your community and where to go for help.
Where: Bronx Borough President's Office
Bronx Supreme Courthouse
851 Grand Courcourse/At 161st Street Veteran’s Memorial Hall
When: 4:00 - 6:00 pm
For more information, contact: Alexandra Smith, Start Strong Bronx
Manhattan Borough President's Office Presents
Best Practices for University Sexual Assault Prevention
Join us for a discussion with representatives from universities and community groups throughout the city. Learn what universities in New York are doing to keep students safe from sexual assault, learn about ways men can become allies in gender-based violence prevention, and learn how students can get involved with sexual assault prevention efforts on campus.
Where: Manhattan Borough President's Office
1 Centre Street, 19th Floor South
When: 12:00- 2:00 pm
For more information, contact: Hilary Nemchik, External Affairs Liaison and Chair, Domestic Violence Task Force or see the flyer.
Queens Borough President's Office Presents
Interactive Educational Workshop for Youth-Serving Professionals
Queens Borough President, Helen Marshall, will host an interactive, educational workshop for youth-serving professionals as part of citywide activities planned to commemorate Denim Day. The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault will facilitate a workshop designed to explore the social norms that promote and permit sexual violence in our own culture, and to encourage dialogue among professionals about meaningful ways to engage youth in prevention efforts.
Where: Queens Borough President's Office
When: 10 a.m.
For more information: To learn more about this event, including how to RSVP, please contact Cathy Moore (718-286-2900), Queens Borough President's Task Force on Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Child Maltreatment, and Elder Abuse or see the flyer.
Staten Island Borough President's Office Presents
Denim Day NYC 2011 Letter of Support
Where: Staten Island Borough President's Office
For more information: Please see the flyer.
Partner OrganizationsDay One:
Korean American Family Service Center (KAFSC)
Leave Out Violence (LOVE)
Men Can Stop Rape
New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault
SAFER (Students Active for Ending Rape)
Sanctuary for Families
Start Strong Bronx
Violence Intervention Program