In 2000, sexual violence coalitions from across the country voted to designate the color teal as the official color of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the teal ribbon was adopted as a symbol of awareness and prevention.
Teal is the color of our movement.
Take to the streets (or sidewalks) with chalk and write messages of hope and healing for all to see.
Write messages of awareness, hope, and prevention with chalk on the sidewalk in front of your home or business. Make it a class project to decorate the walk around the school or any other chalk-able surface (with permission, as needed). Take pictures and post to social media. Join us in the movement to recognize and work to end sexual violence. Your actions count!
Specific to April 18, the designated statewide Green Dot day, each program will host individual Green Dot events during that week and post photos to social media.
For more information about Green Dot visit: http://greendotgcky.org/
Denim Day is a national event that began in 1992 as a protest after the Italian Supreme Court overturned the conviction of a driving instructor who raped an 18 year old. The court’s reasoning was that the survivor’s jeans were “very, very tight” and “she would have had to help him remove them, which would be considered consensual sex, not rape.” Women in the Italian parliament wore jeans to protest; California’s state senate did the same and now it is national.