Week of Apr 23-29, 2017

Wednesday 26 April

Denim Day

Time: 11 am to 4 pm

Contact: Patricia Boyett · pbboyett@loyno.edu · 504-865-3082

Location: One Loyola, Danna Center

DENIM DAY: **Support survivors on Wednesday April 26 by wearing jeans and donating $1.00 to Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response (STAR). We will be collecting donations and taking photos in One Loyola, Danna Center

ORIGINS OF DENIM DAY: The campaign began after a "ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Peace Over Violence developed the Denim Day campaign in response to this case and the activism surrounding it. Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault." From Peace Over  Violence






Thursday 27 April

Panel Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention

Time: 12:30 pm to 2 pm

Contact: Patricia Boyett · pbboyett@loyno.edu · 504-865-3082

PANEL: The Inter-Fraternity Council and the Women's Resource Center presents:

Panel on Sexual Violence Awareness & Prevention

Date: Thursday April 27

Location: Audubon Room

Time: 12:30-2:00:


WRC Director Patricia Boyett

University Counseling Center Erin Shapiro

STAR Greater New Orleans Director Margaret Reynolds 

Title IX Deputy Alexandria Kelch-Brickner

Friday 28 April

Women's Studies/Women's Resource Center Party

Time: 3:30 pm to 6 pm

Contact: Patricia Boyett · pbboyett@loyno.edu · 504-865-3082

Location: Marquette 315

Join the Women's Resource Center and the Women's Studies Committee for our End of the Year Party.

We will celebrate our Women's Studies minor seniors, our winner of Women's Studies and Women's Resource Center awards, and introduce a new student organization, Women in Politics.