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Colleges Supporting Survivors

This page has information regarding locations that advocate for support against sexual harassment. Colleges like UCLA, LA City College, Cal State College, USC and others are hosting panels to emphasize the importance of Denim Day. Medical Centers like Kaiser are hosting events along with their employees to give awareness on the subject. This page is inspiring and emphasizes the importance of getting involved. We especially think it’s important that the youth understand why sexual harassment should not be taken lightly. A woman should be respected regardless of what they wear.

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PATH to Care Center

UC Berkeley has formed a care center called the PATH (prevention, advocacy, training, and healing) which provides affirming, empowering, and confidential support for survivors and those who have experienced sexual assault.

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Prevention, Response, and Support

This article is really beneficial because it Berkeley provides links that include information on how to prevent sexual assault and how to best support survivors. Although society is well aware of sexual assault, people don’t take action. No one should deal with it on their own, which means we must take it upon ourselves to lend our support.

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University of California Irvine

I chose this article because the University of California, Irvine is dedicated to bringing awareness to sexual assault and rape. It is important that universities bring awareness to this problem because rape is the most common violent crime in American colleges. I also liked this article because they strongly believe that “Denim Day helps changes people’s perceptions of violence against women, men and children.” The article includes the judge’s response to why the rape suspect, from the Italian judicial case, was stated to be innocent. Reading the judge’s response made me feel very upset and is exactly why we need to support victims going through it.

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University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

This article from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, gives background information on the 18 year old victim who was raped. She talks about how the attacker threatened her if she spoke out. Yet, she still had the courage with her parents support to go to the police. People were angry when the courts went with the the idea that her jeans were too tight to be pulled off without help. The rapist was not brought to justice, and they began protesting by wearing denim. At the end of the article it also talks about how many women and men have been raped or have experienced other forms of sexual violence. It is important to show support on Denim Day because survivors of sexual assault should be able to seek justice. They should be allowed to feel safe in their homes knowing their perpetrator is behind bars paying their dues. It is also important because this will help prevent other rapist from walking free.

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