Submitted by Vita Stovall
The Women’s Center located in Linwood brought Sexual Assault Awareness to the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus on Tuesday, April 10.
They provided an activity for students and staff, “The Denim Day Project,” where students decorated jeans to tell the stories of survivors. Its origin came from a case in Italy when a woman was forced to remove her jeans by her rapist and because she removed her own jeans, the courts determined consent and set her rapist free. Protestors assembled on the steps of the court and wore jeans in objection to that decision and in support of the survivor. The Clothesline Display Project is an activity where victims of sexual assault tell their story on jeans or represent memories of those who passed away from sexual assault. Thanks to Monique Corbitt and JuWana McNear, Sexual Assault staff at the Women’s Center, for bringing their team to the Worthington Atlantic City Campus.