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Welcome to Denim Day 2020!

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What a different world we find ourselves in today—so much has changed. Unfortunately, some things have not and they include the prevalence of sexual assault and the immediate inclination to blame the victim for that assault. According to the Crime in Idaho Report for 2017, a non-consensual sex offense (excluding rape) occurred every 7.9 hours in our beautiful state, and a rape was completed every 15.4 hours. And the most current statics from  RAINN tell us that every 73 seconds a sexual assault occurs in the U.S. and every 9 minutes the victim is a child.

For this reason, I invite you to join me today in wearing denim and letting your contacts know about it through your social media channels. You can also help by sharing posts that appear on our social media channels with information and activities all geared around raising awareness and encouraging our community to support victims and hold perpetrators accountable.

“For anybody whose once normal everyday life was suddenly shattered by an act of sexual violence– the trauma, the terror, can shatter you long after one horrible attack. It lingers. You don’t know where to go or who to turn to…and people are more suspicious of what you were wearing or what you were drinking, as if it’s your fault, not the fault of the person who assaulted you…We still don’t condemn sexual assault as loudly as we should. We make excuses, we look the other way…[Laws] won’t be enough unless we change the culture that allows assault to happen in the first place.” – President Barack Obama, September 2014

Today has been proclaimed Denim Day in the City of Boise by Mayor Lauren McLean, we are so thankful for the partnership of our community leaders working to make change. Visit the Mayor’s Facebook page to view the virtual proclamation signing.

This evening, I invite you to join Steve Eaton as he goes Live for a concert on our Facebook page from his living room, to raise awareness of the pervasiveness of this issue, in support of victims in our community and of the services we offer through the WCA. To be invited into his home and to have the privilege of him performing on our behalf is such a gift!

Join us today in whatever way you can and let’s see how far and wide we can spread our outreach and message that sexual assault is NEVER your fault!

Gratefully,

Bea

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EVENTS

Apr 21

2021

Virtual Never Your Fault Presentation

An Informational session over ZOOM about sexual violence, assault, harassment and consent, so we can all thrive in a safe and healthy community.

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Apr 23

2021

Lunch and Learn with Laura

Our Lunch and Learn sessions are an  opportunity to learn more about The WCA and the clients we serve! Our Philanthropy Manager,  Laura will share an overview of our services , the clients we serve and our current needs. Bring your lunch  and any questions you have  to this virtual  monthly check in! When: April 23, 12-12:30 […]

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Apr 28

2021

Denim Day

April 28, 2021 is Denim Day Denim Day is a day-long awareness campaign that allows us to honor survivors of sexual assault and start conversations about the dangers of victim blaming. Why denim? In 1992 an 18-year-old Italian girl was sexually assaulted by her 45-year-old male driving instructor. While he was initially convicted of the […]

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Apr 29

2021

Virtual Break The Cycle Presentation

An Informational session over ZOOM about domestic abuse, warning signs, barriers to leaving, resources and information about supporting others.

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May 28

2021

Lunch and Learn with Laura

Our Lunch and Learn sessions are an  opportunity to learn more about The WCA and the clients we serve! Our Philanthropy Manager,  Laura will share an overview of our services , the clients we serve and our current needs. Bring your lunch  and any questions you have  to this virtual  monthly check in! When: May 28, 11:30 […]

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Jun 08

2021

Lunch and Learn with Laura

Our Lunch and Learn sessions are an  opportunity to learn more about The WCA and the clients we serve! Our Philanthropy Manager,  Laura will share an overview of our services , the clients we serve and our current needs. Bring your lunch  and any questions you have  to this virtual  monthly check in! When: June 8, 12-12:30 […]

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Jul 13

2021

Lunch and Learn with Laura

Our Lunch and Learn sessions are an  opportunity to learn more about The WCA and the clients we serve! Our Philanthropy Manager,  Laura will share an overview of our services , the clients we serve and our current needs. Bring your lunch  and any questions you have  to this virtual  monthly check in! When: July 13, 12-12:30 […]

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Oct 01

2021

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) – which provides an opportunity to educate and engage our community and help people learn more about domestic abuse and how as individuals and as a community we can work to break the cycle of abuse. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 1 in 4 […]

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