Sexual Assault Awareness Month Activities

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Sexual Assault Services of PPNCNY will hold two events in recognition of this month.


Denim Day

Monday, April 23, 2012 (or the day of your choosing!)


$5 Suggested Donation


Wearing JEANS on Denim Day reminds us of the harmful attitudes still prevalent about sexual violence.  Denim Day was established after a 1999 Italian Supreme Court ruling overturned a rape conviction simply because the woman was wearing jeans when she was raped.  The courtís reasoning rested on the belief that it would have been impossible for the attacker to remove the jeans by himself, so the victim must have facilitated her own assault.  How can you participate?

§   Declare April 23, 2012 Denim Day at your business or organization. If that day doesnít work, choose one that does!
§   Sexual Assault Services will provide you with posters to hang in your offices to promote Denim Day,

§   Choose a coordinator to collect a $5 suggested donation from anyone who would like to participate,

§   Sexual Assault Services will provide you with special Denim Day pins, so that anyone who comes into contact with your employees or members will know that they support victims of sexual violence.

§   Encourage everyone in your organization to wear jeans on Denim Day.
§   After Denim Day is over, bring or mail your collected donations to Sexual Assault Services.

To learn more about Denim Day, call Sandy Esposito at 561 Ė 0605 ext 125 or email


Rock Against Rape


Saturday, April 28, 2012

7pm until 2am

Monopole Restaurant

Plattsburgh, NY

$5 suggested donation

This is a 21+ event


Rock Against Rape is SASís signature event for the month.  This annual event raises awareness of sexual assault in our community and generates funds for Sexual Assault Services programs.  Local bands Eat.Sleep.Funk and Early Morning will perform. The event will also feature raffles and give-aways. 


For more about Denim Day, contact Martha Stahl at 518-561-0605 ext 121 or email


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