WRC is looking for submissions of art pieces made with denim for our art show I Ask For Consent on April 27th. This is the 2nd Annual show at Backfence Society for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. All the items will be part of a silent auction with the proceeds going to both nonprofit organizations. Last year the event raised close to $2,000. We had an artist as young as 8 years old, first time art show submissions, local artisans, and a piece by a San Francisco based artist Amanda Lynn. If you are interested in submitting a piece please contact Sarah email@example.com. WRC will have denim items made available to Sarah for artist use in the show. Please keep in mind that while the topic of Sexual Assault is traumatic and graphic the art show is an all ages show. If you have any questions please call the Special Event Coordinator 760-547-8810. Art will need to be dropped off to Backfence on April 25th between 3-6pm.
Internationally every April advocates wear their denim jeans to remember a case from the Italian courts in 1992. Supreme court justices deemed rape had not occurred because the young woman was wearing jeans and they assumed she would have had to assist the rapist by removing her tight pants. They determined that action was implied consent . In response women from the ranks of government to students protested on the steps of the court while wearing denim. We continue to wear denim to bring awareness of the many myths and misconceptions surrounding rape in our society.
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