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WCASA is Wisconsin's only state-wide coalition dedicated to ending sexual violence.

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        Our Mission

        The Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault creates the social change necessary to end sexual violence. 


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        Events

        Sexual Assault Awareness Month

        Denim Day 2015

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        As Denim Day 2015 approaches, visit our SAAM page and Facebook page to learn more events across the state. We hope you can join one of them. 

          

        Why Denim Day?

        A symbolic gesture – an Italian court overturned a rape conviction due to the judges not believing that the victim had not consented to sexual contact since, in their opinion, her jeans were so tight the perpetrator could not have gotten them off without her assistance.

        Sounds outrageous, yet in Italy, and all over the world, women and men who are victims of sexual assault continue to be disbelieved and accused of causing the assault due to their behavior… or fashion sense. This has to stop.

         

        Denim Day in Milwaukee

        The Persons of Influence Campaign is an impressive photographic effort designed to create awareness around sexual assault and help survivors feel supported by their community. See their photo gallery of people in the Milwaukee who are involved.

        In 2013, Mayor Tom Barrett of Milwaukee and his partner Kris had asked people to be a voice for victims. In the month of April they are asking influential members of the Milwaukee community to take a picture of themselves in jeans and provide a statement that best represents their positive view on supporting survivors of sexual assault. Read the letter about the campaign here.

        See the Denim Day Milwaukee page for more information.

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        Resources

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        If you are planning an event in your community, you are welcome to build off of the resources provided by United Way of Greater Milwaukee:

         

        Poster Template (file you can fill in with agency-specific info): 

         

         

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        Upcoming Events

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        Register

         

        > 10/27: Iron Jawed Angels Film Showing, Madison

        > 10/30: Regional SART Meeting, Wausau

        > 11/3-6: SAVAS, Madison

        > 11/7: CCR Networking Meeting, Madison

        > 11/13: WCASA Annual Meeting, Madison

        > 11/20: CCR Networking Meeting, Wausau

         

        Calendars

         

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        > Statewide Events

         


        WCASA Blog

        Guest Opinion (The Oregonian): Rape victims should not be afraid to report crimes

        This Guest Opinion is re-posted with permission from Danielle Tudor, author of this article. The original can be found at http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2014/03/rape_victims_should_not_be_afr.html. I learned recently that Richard Troy Gillmore requested that his ninth parole hearing, which was scheduled for April 9, be postponed for another two years.  To me, this is a victory in my ongoing […]

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        New Research:

        Strengths and Silences: The Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Students in Rural and Small Town Schools (report by GLSEN; link to press release on their site; study can be downloaded as PDF from linked page)


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        Some items that have been updated:

        For more, see our Resources pages.