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Denim Day 2019

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Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Kappa Lambda and Boise State Communications students raised awareness about Denim Day on campus.

Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Kappa Lambda and Boise State Communications students raised awareness about Denim Day on campus.

WCA staff, Boise PD and the Idaho National Guard gather at Gowen Field.

WCA staff, Boise PD and the Idaho National Guard gather at Gowen Field.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Denim Day celebrated its 20th year last month. The Women’s and Children’s Alliance started a local Denim Day campaign in 2015.

Denim Day is an international awareness campaign focused on victim blaming and other stigmas facing survivors of sexual assault. The campaign began after a rapist’s conviction was overturned because the victim was wearing tight jeans. This case happened in the 1990s. Unfortunately, just last November, an Irish rape case went viral after a lawyer linked the victim’s choice in underwear with her consent. There is no excuse and never an invitation to rape.

Micron employees sporting denim on Denim Day!

Micron employees sporting denim on Denim Day!

This year, the WCA received over 60 requests for Denim Day kits. Organizations from the Bronx to Sacramento with many in between requested Denim Day materials from the WCA.

The WCA secured a city-wide proclamation that recognized Denim Day across the city of trees. Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Kappa Lambda and students in a COMM Senior Seminar tabled on the Boise State quad to raise awareness about Denim Day. WCA staff, Boise PD and the Idaho National Guard came together to raise awareness about stigmas surrounding sexual assault at Gowen Field.

We are grateful to be surrounded by engaged and compassionate community members who contributed their time and energy to Denim Day this year. We appreciate it so much!

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Denim Day Proclamation signing

Denim Day Proclamation signing.

 

 

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Jul 11

2022

WCA Mission Tour

Join us for a 35 minute virtual tour to learn about our mission of safety, healing and freedom through the stories of clients and the impact of our services. The WCA Mission Tour aims to inspire and educate about the complexities and realities of domestic abuse and sexual assault, both here in the Treasure Valley […]

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Jul 28

2022

WCA Mission Tour

Join us for a 35 minute virtual tour to learn about our mission of safety, healing and freedom through the stories of clients and the impact of our services. The WCA Mission Tour aims to inspire and educate about the complexities and realities of domestic abuse and sexual assault, both here in the Treasure Valley […]

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Oct 02

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SueB 5k 10k 2022

On October 2, 2022, we celebrate the 13th annual SueB 5k 10k at noon After two years of racing virtually, we invite you to join us IN PERSON to raise awareness about domestic abuse, while memorializing the life of an individual who has brought so many people together. The SueB 5k 10k provides a space […]

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Oct 12

2022

Witches Night Out at the Village

Mark your calendars for Witches Night Out on October 12, 2022 from 5 – 9 p.m. Wednesday, October 12 we will be celebrating Witches Night Out at The Village at Meridian, hosted by Meridian’s Centercal Properties and its marvelous merchants. Several sponsors help make the evening a resounding success, raising funds for the WCA’ clients’ […]

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Oct 28

2022

Healing Begins with Hope

WCA Healing Begins with Hope Virtual Outreach and Fundraising Event When: October 28, 2022 As the WCA celebrates 112 years of changing lives, we would like to invite our community to mark their calendars and save the date! The event will be an opportunity to learn more about the WCA’s mission of safety, healing and […]

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