Denim Day Marks 20 Years Of Raising Sexual Assault Awareness

Apr 24, 2019

"Denim Day Est. 1999"
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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and today is Denim Day.  These designations are designed to increase awareness about sexual assault and the societal behaviors and perceptions that must be changed.  Safehouse Center executive director Barbara Niess-May joins WEMU's David Fair to discuss what Denim Day has accomplished and what still needs to be done. 

Barbara Niess-May, executive director of SafeHouse Center in Washtenaw County


SafeHouse Center

About Denim Day

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