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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.

 

 

EVENTS

Apr 24

2024

Denim Day

April 24, 2024 is Denim Day Order your Denim Day Outreach Kit! 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 driving instructor. While he was initially […]

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Apr 25

2024

WCA Virtual 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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May 07

2024

WCA Virtual 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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May 12

2024

Closets for Cause & Mother’s Day Dinner with Chandlers

Visit Chandlers on Mother’s Day, May 12th, to support the WCA through their Closets For A Cause event! This clothing pop-up is open to all from noon to 4 p.m. and we know you will find something you love. Additionally, visit https://www.chandlersboise.com/ to reserve your spot for their Mother’s Day Prix Fixe dinner, with proceeds […]

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May 23

2024

WCA Virtual 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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Sep 03

2024

2024 Joyce Stein Award Celebration

HONORING THOSE WHO MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE GROWTH AND ADVANCEMENT OF WOMEN The Joyce Stein Memorial Award is given in memory of Boisean Joyce Ann Stein, a long-time supporter of the WCA (YWCA). Each year an individual who has made a positive impact on the growth and advancement of women is honored. After […]

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