SEEKING SUPPORT?
The Alliance has compiled a number of resources available for survivors, their friends and families, and professionals assisting survivors in New York City.

Photos - Denim Day NYC 2011 Kick Off Press Conference



DENIM DAY NYC 2011 A RESOUNDING SUCCESS!!

 

Lead agencies Start Strong Bronx and the New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault, in partnership with the Center Against Domestic Violence, Children’s Aid Society, Day One, Hollaback, Joyful Heart Foundation, Leave Out The Violence-US, Men Can Stop Rape, Safe Horizon, SAFER (Students Active For Ending Rape), Sanctuary for Families, STEPS To End Family Violence, Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation, and Violence Intervention Program, provided 2011 Denim Day NYC programs and activities for thousands of youth in all five boroughs.
 

We wish to thank Borough Presidents Scott Stringer and Marty Markowitz and Councilmember Julissa Ferreras for taking a leadership role in 2011 Denim Day NYC. Their presence at the April 26th kick -off press conference on the steps of City Hall made an important statement about the need to address teen dating and sexual violence in New York City.  We are grateful for their stirring remarks and year-round support.

The events at the Borough President Offices in Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens were an important way to raise the awareness of community members and individuals in each city borough. We would like to especially thank Hilary Nemchik, External Affairs Liaison & Chair of the Domestic Violence Task Force, Office of Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer, Cathy Moore, Queens Borough President's Task Force on Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Child Maltreatment, and Elder Abuse, Xamayla Rose-Persadi, Policy Analyst, Office of the Brooklyn Borough President and Melissa Cebollero, Director of Health and Human Services at the Bronx Borough President's Office. Without their hard work and support, these events would never have happened. We also want to thank Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro for issuing a letter of support that was read at the kick-off press conference.



Council Member Julissa Ferreras with Alexandra Smith, Project Coordinator at Start Strong Bronx
[Enlarge]
Council Member Julissa Ferreras with Alexandra Smith, Project Coordinator at Start Strong Bronx

Saskia Shuman, Kira Laffe, and Laura Fidler at the Denim Day Press Conference
[Enlarge]
Saskia Shuman, Kira Laffe, and Laura Fidler at the Denim Day Press Conference

Borough President Marty Markowitz and former NYC Alliance Executive Director, Harriet Lessel
[Enlarge]
Borough President Marty Markowitz and former NYC Alliance Executive Director, Harriet Lessel

Borough President Marty Markowitz with NYC Alliance Director of Development and Communications, Cathleen Cogswell
[Enlarge]
Borough President Marty Markowitz with NYC Alliance Director of Development and Communications, Cathleen Cogswell

Borough Presidents Stringer and Markowitz with Harriet Lessel and Christina Alex, Project Director at Start Strong Bronx.
[Enlarge]
Borough Presidents Stringer and Markowitz with Harriet Lessel and Christina Alex, Project Director at Start Strong Bronx.

Borough President Marty Markowitz speaking at the Denim Day Press Conference
[Enlarge]
Borough President Marty Markowitz speaking at the Denim Day Press Conference

Borough President Marty Markowitz
[Enlarge]
Borough President Marty Markowitz

Manhattan Borough President Stringer shares remarks at the Denim Day press conference
[Enlarge]
Manhattan Borough President Stringer shares remarks at the Denim Day press conference

Cathleen Cogswell, Monica Pombo, and Christina Alex before the Denim Day Press Conference
[Enlarge]
Cathleen Cogswell, Monica Pombo, and Christina Alex before the Denim Day Press Conference

Christina Alex of Start Strong Bronx addresses the media and crowd
[Enlarge]
Christina Alex of Start Strong Bronx addresses the media and crowd

Council Member Julissa Ferreras speaking out against teen dating and sexual violence
[Enlarge]
Council Member Julissa Ferreras speaking out against teen dating and sexual violence

Denim /media/general_images//image_546_thumb.jpg DaDenim Day NYC 2011 supporters with Mayor Bloombergy
[Enlarge]
Denim /media/general_images//image_546_thumb.jpg DaDenim Day NYC 2011 supporters with Mayor Bloombergy

Denim Day NYC supporters at city hall
[Enlarge]
Denim Day NYC supporters at city hall

Denim Day supporters and media at the Denim Day NYC 2011 press conference
[Enlarge]
Denim Day supporters and media at the Denim Day NYC 2011 press conference

Denim Day supporters with Mayor Bloomberg
[Enlarge]
Denim Day supporters with Mayor Bloomberg

Getting organized for the Kick Off Press Conference
[Enlarge]
Getting organized for the Kick Off Press Conference

Group holding Borough President Stringerís Proclamation
[Enlarge]
Group holding Borough President Stringerís Proclamation

Group holding the City Councilís Proclamation
[Enlarge]
Group holding the City Councilís Proclamation

Joyful Heart Foundation staff support Denim Day NYC 2011
[Enlarge]
Joyful Heart Foundation staff support Denim Day NYC 2011

Lisa Turngren and Monico Pombo before the press conference
[Enlarge]
Lisa Turngren and Monico Pombo before the press conference

Lisa Turngren and Harriet Lessel with a RAPP organizer
[Enlarge]
Lisa Turngren and Harriet Lessel with a RAPP organizer

Manhattan Borough President Stringer
[Enlarge]
Manhattan Borough President Stringer

Manhattan Borough President Stringer with Denim Day supporters
[Enlarge]
Manhattan Borough President Stringer with Denim Day supporters

Michael Polenberg addresses the media and Denim Day supporters on behalf of Safe Horizon
[Enlarge]
Michael Polenberg addresses the media and Denim Day supporters on behalf of Safe Horizon

Former NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault Executive Director, Harriet Lessel, with Council Member Julissa Ferreras
[Enlarge]
Former NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault Executive Director, Harriet Lessel, with Council Member Julissa Ferreras

Former NYC Alliance Executive Director, Harriet Lessel, speaking at the Denim Day Press Conference
[Enlarge]
Former NYC Alliance Executive Director, Harriet Lessel, speaking at the Denim Day Press Conference

Hilary Nemchik, External Affairs Liaison  & Chair of the Domestic Violence Task Force in the Office of the Borough President with RAPP supporter
[Enlarge]
Hilary Nemchik, External Affairs Liaison & Chair of the Domestic Violence Task Force in the Office of the Borough President with RAPP supporter

RAPP supporters at the Denim Day NYC 2011 press conference
[Enlarge]
RAPP supporters at the Denim Day NYC 2011 press conference

Saskia Shuman, Cathleen Cogswell, Christina Alex and Alexandra Smith before the Denim Day 2011 press conference
[Enlarge]
Saskia Shuman, Cathleen Cogswell, Christina Alex and Alexandra Smith before the Denim Day 2011 press conference

Spoken word artist Caridad de la Luz addresses the crowd and media
[Enlarge]
Spoken word artist Caridad de la Luz addresses the crowd and media

Start Strong Bronx teen participant speaks at the press conference
[Enlarge]
Start Strong Bronx teen participant speaks at the press conference

STEPS to End Family Violence advocates at the press conference
[Enlarge]
STEPS to End Family Violence advocates at the press conference