For Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, Sanctuary, Inc. has planned the following activities to help raise awareness in the Pennyrile region. All activities are free and open to the public.
Monday April 10th at noon
Nine county proclamation reading
300 Hammond Dr, Hopkinsville, KY.
This event is being held in partnership with the Pennyrile Area Development District and is taking place at the beginning of their monthly meeting.
Green Dot Presentation
Tuesday April 18th at noon
Hopkinsville Community College in the Auditorium building
Learn about this bystander prevention program that reduces violence by over 50%!
Check out our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/sanctuaryinc
every day during the month of April to learn facts about Sexual Violence.
Wednesday April 26th, All Counties, Denim Day
Wear jeans in support of those impacted by sexual assault, and encourage those around you to do the same. To let Sanctuary know you want to participate please contact Yasamin at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 270-885-4572 and we will share your support with the community by posting pictures of you and your staff on our Facebook page.
Why Denim Day? In 1992 an 18-year-old in Italy was raped by her driving instructor. She pressed charges and won her case, but the instructor appealed and the case went to the Italian High Court. In 1999 the court overturned the conviction with a member of the High Court declaring that since the victim wore very tight jeans, the instructor could not have removed them himself; therefore, the victim must have willingly participated. Women of the Italian legislature protested the decision by wearing jeans. All around the world, organizations coordinate community wide Denim Days to show support of survivors and raise awareness about the crimes of sexual assault.