Sexual Assault Awareness Month at AAFSC

April 3, 2012

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and at AAFSC will be hosting events and preparing awareness activities for our clients. AAFSC’s sexual assault program has been operating since January 2011 and assisting Arab American and Arab immigrant survivors of sexual assault. To learn more about the program, visit our website.

Panel: Working with Immigrant Survivors of Sexual Assault
April 19, 2012, 3:00 PM
150 Court Street, 3rd Floor

On April 19th, AAFSC will be hosting a panel for a Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Join us and other immigrant service providers for a great discussion on the challenges of working with immigrant survivors of sexual assault. To RSVP, please contact Cumar Husain at 718-643-8000 ext.14.

Denim Day
April 25, 2012

AAFSC will be celebrating Denim Day and we want you to join us in raising awareness about sexual violence! Take a picture of yourself wearing denim on April 25th and post it to our Facebook page.

Denim Day grew out of a 1998 Italian Supreme Court decision that overturned a rape conviction due to the victim wearing jeans. The judges argued that “because the victim wore very, very tight jeans, she had to help [the perpetrator] remove them, and by removing the jeans it was no longer rape but consensual sex.” Outraged by the verdict, women in the Italian Parliament protested by wearing jeans to work. In 1999, the first Denim Day in Los Angles was launched and has grown each year as a community education campaign to scatter the myths surrounding sexual assaults.

We hope that you’ll join us in raising awareness by wearing jeans on April 25th. For more information, contact Cumar Husain at 718-643-8000 ext.14.