Sexual Assault Awareness
Sexual assault is a significant and urgent problem on college campuses.
There is no excuse and never an invitation to rape.
Peace Over Violence
About Denim Day
Co-sponsored by the SBCC Feminist Club and SB Rape Crisis Center
For the past 17 years, Peace Over Violence has run its Denim Day campaign on a Wednesday in April in honor of Sexual Violence Awareness Month. The campaign was originally triggered by 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. In this rape prevention education campaign we ask community members, elected officials, businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion by wearing jeans on this day as a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual assault. This year’s Denim Day is April 27, 2016.
About Title IX
What do you know about federal law and sexual violence protection on campus? Read more about Title IX at Know Your IX.
SBCC Wellness Connection
Did you know that SBCC has a great student group focused on health and wellness? The SBCC Wellness Connection is an exciting student group that focuses on educating our peers about issues we deal with everyday – stress, sex & relationships, alcohol & drugs and body image. Their goal at SBCC Wellness Connection is to help students live balanced, healthy, & happy lives through sharing health strategies and information in fun, effective, and interactive ways.
Local and Other Organizations to Check Out
Domestic Violence Solutions
Pacific Pride Foundation
Planned Parenthood of Santa Barbara/Ventura/San Luis Obispo
Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center
SBCC LGBT+ Club.
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Books on Related Subjects
Check out these books in the library and online.