Denim Day, other events, at SUNY Oswego bring attention to Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Oswego, NY – Although Sexual Assault Awareness Month is coming to an end, it is still a cause to talk about. The community and SUNY Oswego campus held events throughout the entirety of the month. Students like Natalie Barden are appreciative of the support the campus is giving.

“I feel very supported throughout the month, especially, I didn’t know how much the campus did, to recognize survivors,” Barden said. 

In an effort to honor those who are affected by sexual violence each year, the campus encouraged students to observe Denim Day. A day that is meant to be a peaceful protest.

“Denim Day is an annual event,” Danielle Gillette, an advocate and educator at Oswego County Opportunities said, “where individuals or groups are encouraged to wear denim as a form of visible and peaceful protest against sexaul assault and against victim blaming.”

According to Rainn, an anti-sexual violence organization, 13% of both undergraduate and graduate students experience sexual assault on campus. 

Some students say It’s a real problem that people need to be aware about.

Even though the awareness month is almost over, sexual assault will always be a prevalent issue. If you need support, you can reach out to community support groups, as well as the nation sexual assault hotline. That number is 800-656-HOPE.

800-656-HOPE

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