Denim Day works to spread sexual assault awareness

Denim Day works to spread sexual assault awareness

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and A-State showed their support by hosting a Denim Day on campus.

Denim Day began after an Italian Supreme Court’s ruling that overturned a rape conviction.

The victim was accused of being in the wrong for wearing tight jeans.

Students at A-State are members of the group Influencing More People to Act for Change Together (IMPACT) to show support to their peers.

At Wednesday’s Denim Day, students read anonymous letters of students who shared their stories of sexual assault.

Kaci Long, member of IMPACT, said the group is all about spreading awareness.

“We’re trying to bring sexual assault awareness not only on our campus but everywhere in our community and just giving those who have experienced it a platform to speak out, stand up and take a stand against it,” Long said.

She said she understands what others are going through.

“I know as a student when something like that happens to you, it can be really scary,” Long said. “A lot of people may not even know the resources they have on campus, so we try to bring awareness in case this does happen.”

Long said there are resources for students to use on campus to seek help.

The campus’s Title IX office works with students in need.

Contact braelen.hunt@smail.astate.edu to learn more information about IMPACT.

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