Hope to see you there!
Walk-A-Mile in Her Shoes 2012
Please join us in the Second Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes (R) Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Lighthouse Point, Santa Cruz. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes (R) is a nationwide event that invites the community to participate in a one mile walk, literally in her shoes by wearing women's high heels to raise awareness around issues of rape, sexual assault and gender violence. The march empowers our community to create safety and provides an opportunity to talk about these important issues. Click here to register for the event. Check in and registration will begin at 9 a.m. and the walk will begin at 10 a.m. For more information please contact Kalyne Weisblatt at
or call 831-722-4989.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month! The following events will be taking place in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month:
A Cup of Prevention: Second Street Cafe, Surf City and Perks will be distributing labels with information about sexual assault on their coffee sleeves throughout the month of April. Support these coffee shops and support sexual assault awareness and prevention!
The following Fire Departments will be displaying teal ribbons on their fire truck antennas during the month of April: Aptos Fire, Felton Fire, Pajaro Valley Fire, Santa Cruz City Fire, Zayante Fire and Scotts Valley. Thank you for your support in building awareness!!
Denim Day, April 25th: Help build awareness and support for sexual violence prevention and education by wearing jeans all day. Denim Day is a campaign to raise awareness and educate the public about sexual assault and rape. The movement arose from the outrage that followed an Italian Supreme Court decision to overturn a rape conviction. In 1998, a teenage girl was raped by her driving instructor. Although the man was convicted his case went to the Supreme Court of Appeals in Rome. The court overturned the conviction arguing that because the girl wore very tight jeans she must have had to help remove them, thereby giving consent to have sex. The case garnered international attention and wearing jeans during Denim Day became a symbol of awareness that what you wear is never an excuse for rape.
Clothesline Project: The Clothesline Project is a visual display of t-shirts to bear witness to the violence agaisnt women. During the public display, t-shirts are hung on a clothesline. Each shirt is decorated to represent a particular woman's experience, by the survivor herself or by someone who cares about her. On April 25th WCS~DdM will participate in a Clothesline Project from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Aptos Cabrillo College Campus and on April 26th from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the Watsonville Cabrillo College Campus.
For more information about any of our events please call 722-4532.