For Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, Sanctuary, Inc. has planned the following activities to help raise awareness in the Pennyrile region. All activities are free and open to the public.
Wednesday April 6th at 3:30 PM, Christian County
Hopkinsville Mayor Carter Hendricks and Christian County Judge Executive Steve Tribble will proclaim April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month on the steps of the Christian County Justice Center located at 100 Justice Way in Hopkinsville, KY
Thursday April 14th at 1:00 PM, Lyon County
Lyon County Judge Executive Wade White will proclaim April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month during the monthly Fiscal Court meeting to take place at 500 Westdale Ave in Eddywille, KY.
Monday April 18th at 4:30 PM, Hopkins County
Madisonville Mayor David Jackson will proclaim April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month during the City Council meeting to take place at 707 North Main Street in Madisonville, KY.
Wednesday April 27th, All Counties - Denim Day
Wear jeans in support of sexual assault victims and encourage those around you to do the same. If you or your business plan on participating in Denim Day please let Sanctuary know, and we will share your support with the community.
About Denim Day
In 1992 an 18-year-old in Italy was raped by her driving instructor. She pressed charges and won her case, but the instructor appealed and the case went to the Italian High Court. In 1999 the court overturned the conviction with a member of the High Court declaring that since the victim wore very tight jeans, the instructor could not have removed them himself; therefore, the victim must have willingly participated. Women of the Italian legislature protested the decision by wearing jeans. All around the world, organizations coordinate community wide Denim Days to show support of survivors and raise awareness about the crimes of sexual assault.
April - Clothesline Project, Caldwell County, Crittenden County, Livingston County, Lyon County
The Clothesline Project will be on display at the Caldwell County Health Center located at 600 South Jefferson Street in Princeton, KY; at the Crittenden County Health Department located at 190 Industrial Drive in Marion, KY; at the Livingston County Health Center located at 124 State Street in Smithland, KY; and at the Lyon County Health Center located at 211 Fairview Avenue in Eddyville, KY. The Clothesline Project is a display consisting of t-shirts created by survivors as a visual expression of their trauma and/or healing experiences.
April - Library Book Display, Lyon County
There will be a display of books relevant to sexual assault set up at the Lyon County Public Library located at 261 Commerce Street in Eddyville, KY.