Laura Spelman,Cynthia Neal Spence,Angela Boudreaux Copeland

Academics: Special Academic Programs and Offerings

Denim Day @ Spelman - Wednesday, April 23, 2014

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, young women between the ages of 16-24 still experience high rates of dating violence and stalking and approximately one in five will be sexually assaulted while in college.

On Wednesday, April 23, 2014, Spelman College students, faculty and staff will stand in solidarity  and wear jeans as a visible sign to end sexual violence.

 

Schedule of Events

   
Monday, April 21














Twitter Campaign
You Tube Flash Card Video Campaign
Window Painting Campaign
Manley Center

11-2 p.m.
Sexual Assault Myths and Facts Info Table
Upper Concourse, Manley Center

11 a.m. -2:30 p.m.
Upper Concourse, Manley Center (Monday-Wednesday)

Bonner Office Shoebox Project: Toiletry Collection
Donate supplies for the Shoebox Project and enjoy an
individualized trail mix bar and a hydration station! Proceeds will go to a Shelter for Women and Children.

Tuesday, April 22

11 - 11:50 a.m.
Sister’s Chapel

Convocation - Denim Day: Speaking Louder about Sexual Assault (including excerpts from No! The Rape Documentary)

11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Upper Concourse, Manley Center (Monday-Wednesday)

Bonner Office Shoebox Project: Toiletry Collection
Donate supplies for the Shoebox Project and enjoy an
individualized trail mix bar and a hydration station! Proceeds will go to a Shelter for Women and Children.

3 - 5 p.m.
Book Discussion: Danielle McGuire's At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance--A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power. New York: Alfred A. Knopf (Facilitated by: Violence Against Women Class)
Cosby Academic Center, Lower Level- Room 28

6-8 p.m.
Lower Concourse, Manley Center
WOWpriceless presents the film screening Playground
This film addresses the issue of sex trafficking. It highlights the issue on a local and global scale. Refreshments will be served.

7 p.m.
The Suites, Room 210
BLURRED LINES- Why Consent Matters Panel Discussion
Student panelists from Spelman College and Morehouse College join together with faculty and staff to discuss acquaintance rape and issues of intimate partner violence. The panel is designed to explore the practice of Consent and Respect.

Facilitated by: Student Affairs

Wednesday, April 23

Denim Day: Wear Jeans today & show support!
Administrative Assistants/Professional Assistants Day Activities

11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Manley Center, Boardroom
Bonner Office Shoebox Project: SHOEBOX DECORATION
Decorate shoeboxes for the Shoebox Project! Enjoy cupcakes and a hydration station! Proceeds are going to a Shelter for Women and Children.

7- 9 p.m.
Music & Rape Culture: Roundtable Discussion
Facilitated by: Violence Against Women Class
Cosby Academic Center, Ennis Cosby Reading Room

 

                           
                                        

MYTHS ABOUT RAPE

Most rapes occur in a dark alley by a stranger

The perpetrator is usually more masculine, bigger, and stronger, while the victim is more feminine, smaller, and weaker.

Women encourage rape by wearing sexy, suggestive clothing.

Sources: Rape Culture 101, National Crime Victimization Survey 2005, “Talking Back, Talking Feminist” by Aaronette White.

FACTS ABOUT RAPE

The majority of rapes are perpetrated by non strangers (73%). Often times, the rapist is a friend (38%), intimate partner (28%) or relative (7%).

Sexual violence is about one person exerting control over another. Rape occurs in same sex and different sex relationships. 1 in 5 women and 1 in 33 men report they have been raped in their lifetime.

Blaming the victim is a harmful way of implying that people provoke or deserve sexual assault. Those who have been raped should not be responsible for the violent sexual impulses of a perpetrator.