Denim Day NYC 2017 – Beauty for Freedom Recap

Denim Day NYC and the Denim Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge were incredible learning experiences for our entire Beauty for Freedom team Wed. April 26th and we are grateful to all of the advocates, activists, non-profits, volunteers, supporters and public officials who braved the rain to take a stand against sexual assault and domestic violence! Please visit denimday.nyc to support this coalition and continue to support these amazing organizations throughout the year! Public officials and advocates in attendance and speaking at the press conference at Foley Square included Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, BFF Executive Director Monica Watkins, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, Deputy Brooklyn Borough President Diana Reyna, Brooklyn YWCA Executive Director Martha Kamber, BFF Executive Board Member Suwana Perry and survivor/advocate/filmmaker Anna Leigh Cooper.

 

My Jeans My Body My Choice

I Am Not Invisible

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#IAmNotInvisible

  • 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men will be raped at some point in their lives
  • Annually, rape costs the U.S. more than any other crime ($127 billion), followed by assault ($93 billion), murder ($71 billion), and drunk driving ($61 billion)
  • 81% of women and 35% of men report significant short-term or long-term impacts such as Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18 years old

 

Resources for Reporting Rape and Domestic Violence & To Seek Counseling Services Available to Survivors

 

 

NYC Hotlines

Safe Horizon Rape Crisis/Sexual Abuse 24-hour Hotline
212-227-3000
TDD: 866-604-5350
New York City Police Department Special Victims Division 24-hour Hotline
646-610-7272
New York City Police Department Special Victims Report Line
212-267-7273
NYC Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project
212-714-1141
NYPD Special Victims Division 24-hour Hotline
646-610-7272
Safe Horizon Domestic Violence 24-hour Hotline
1-800-621-4673
TDD: 866-604-5350

Directed by Monica Watkins
Filmed by Pei Jung Wang & Shadow
Edited by Monica Watkins
Graphics by Pei Jung Wang
Soundtrack by Today Kid

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