Denim Day/ Clothesline Project & Self Defense Workshop 2014

On Wednesday, April 23, 2014, Sociology Professors Myriam Levy and Jill Biondo (pictured) and their Sociology students took part in bringing awareness to violence against women, men and children. Nathan Carlan, LAMC P E instructor (pictured) facilitated the Self-Defense workshop with the help of his kinesiology students. The LAMC community participated in wearing denim and writing messages on t-shirts to ensure this topic doesn't stay silent and victims can continue to heal and be empowered.

Denim Day is an event in which people are encouraged to wear jeans (denim) in order to raise awareness of rape and sexual assault. The Clothesline Project (CLP) is a program started on Cape Cod, MA, in 1990 to address the issue of violence against women. It is a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. They then hang the shirt on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women. This project is not limited to women but to all who are impacted by sexual violence.