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Denim Day: Sexual Assault Awareness

April 27

Stand Against Sexual Assault by Wearing Denim

WHO: Everyone is invited!
WHEN: April 27th, 2022
HOW: Donate $5 to participate, print a receipt or show it on your phone when you pick up the denim sticker and wear jeans (with your supervisor’s approval) to support awareness and prevention.
HISTORY: In 1992, a rape conviction was overturned because the victim was wearing tight jeans, supposedly indicating that she gave consent because the perpetrator could not have taken them off without her help. Wearing jeans on Denim Day is a visible way to take a stand against sexual violence while spreading awareness about the importance of preventing it. There is no excuse, and never an invitation to rape!

Proceeds benefit the Community Violence Prevention Coalition, a coalition that practices and promotes violence awareness and prevention in the community. Various projects have been possible through Denim Day funds, including the creation of safety kits for survivors.

In lieu of cash donations, your donations will be made online, using a credit or debit card. You can make donations for Denim Day on April 27th by clicking this link: https://quikpayasp.com/otc/commerce_manager/payer.do?orderType=DENIM DAY   NOTE: The link will only be active on April 27th.

When you have completed the donation process, please print out or show your receipt on your phone and present your receipt to any of the following locations and individuals listed below that will be participating and pick up and then wear your Denim Day sticker.

Springfield Campus:
Student Services, ICW 219 First Floor, Angel Portillo-Orellana
2nd Floor, Front desk staff members
College Director Diversity Equity Inclusion, ICE 121 Daniel Ogunyemi
Disability Support Services, ICE 116, Front Desk
Department of Student Success, ITC 109, Kahleigha Ary

Jenn Holum and Front desk staff

RWP 210l, Amy Donovan

Lebanon Education Center
RMC 104, Dusty McCleary

Waynesville Education Center
Front desk staff

Republic Education Center
Director, Republic Education Center, James Ackerman

Thank you for your participation and support of Denim Day on April 27, 2022!

Project HEAL
Project HEAL, which stands for Help, Educate, Advocate and Listen, is a coordinated community approach to reducing sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, and stalking on college campuses in Springfield, Missouri. The goal of this project is to unite Missouri State University and Ozarks Technical Community College in the common pursuit of making school as safe as possible while providing support for those affected by violence. For more information and resources please visit this link: https://students.otc.edu/projectheal/about/

Counseling Services
Occasionally students encounter situations in their lives, such as depression, grief, test anxiety, relationship conflicts, substance abuse, and stress that throw them off track. Counseling Services staff offers in-person and distance counseling services for currently enrolled college students. Services are free and confidential. For more information and resources please visit this link: https://students.otc.edu/counselingservices/