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Up- Coming Events

Campus Rape and Rape Culture

March 11, 2014 @ 7pm in Owens G01

Approved Cultural Event

Students and faculty will discuss contemporary issues of rape in the United States. Topics that will be discussed are: the history of sexual violence in the United States from discovery to present day; the possibility of a rape culture; false allegation issues; and the limitation of prevention classes. Other topics like the low-reported incidents of rape in LGBT relationships and among males will be discussed as well. Discussions will be led by Dr. Jennifer Disney, a political science professor, and Carrie Morphis, the Victim Services Coordinator for the Office of Victims Assistance.

Denim Day

Wednesday April 23, 2014

Denim Day began as a protest of an Italian Supreme Court's decision to overturn a rape conviction because the victim was wearing jeans. The Court decided that it was impossible to remove jeans without the help of the person wearing them. The judgment sparked international protest from those who understand the dynamics of sexual violence: Domination, Humiliation, & Violence We encourage students and faculty 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.

Clothesline Project

Since its beginning in 1999, the clothesline project has honored survivors and those who have lost their lives to acts of intimate partner violence and sexual assault. Students created t-shirts in honor of a loved one or to represent their own experience with these heinous crimes. All newly created shirts were displayed on a clothesline during "Take Back the Night" to help raise awareness about sexual violence.

Take Back the Night

Take Back the Night is a time for us to come together as a community to speak out against sexual assault and domestic violence. Walkers collectively and visibly support victims of sexual violence in various forms.






Office of Victims Assistance ~ Division of Student Life ~ Winthrop University

Office of Victims Assistance
204 Crawford Building
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
803/323-3332 (fax)