Denim Day 2021

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Denim Day 2021

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Denim Day takes place on the last Wednesday of April, which is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This day of action and awareness is an event in which people are encouraged to wear denim to combat victim blaming and educate others about sexual violence. The campaign began after a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape… Continue Reading Denim Day 2021

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STRIVE Virtual Information Session, May 3, 1PM – 2PM

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Join YWCA Greater Lafayette for “What is STRIVE? Virtual Information Session” on May 3 from 1PM – 2PM. Learn about the mission of YWCA Greater Lafayette and how we are empowering women, underserved populations and everyone of any employment status through our Empowerment Services workforce development program, STRIVE. JOIN WITH ZOOM Meeting ID: 831 6315… Continue Reading STRIVE Virtual Information Session, May 3, 1PM – 2PM

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SAR21: The Model Minority Myth

Friday, April 23, 2021

I am a mixed-race woman. A British-Indonesian. I am a first-generation immigrant, born of a first-generation immigrant, and racism has been a persistent presence in my life. Some instances have been very explicit, such as through shouted racial slurs, being told to “go home,” and assumptions that my mother must be a mail-order bride. However,… Continue Reading SAR21: The Model Minority Myth

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SAR21: Statement from Renee Thomas, Black Cultural Center of Purdue University

Thursday, April 22, 2021

I relocated to the Greater Lafayette community over 30 years ago to work for the Purdue University Black Cultural Center. When I first moved to this beautiful community, it immediately became apparent there is something special about being a Boilermaker and member of the Greater Lafayette community. Our community is full of energy and excitement.… Continue Reading SAR21: Statement from Renee Thomas, Black Cultural Center of Purdue University

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SAR21: Journey Toward Inclusion

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

On April 10, 2021, over 150 people gathered outside West Lafayette City Hall for a Stop Asian Hate rally and march. This is the first time in the Greater Lafayette area that Asian Americans stood together and voiced our collective fear and anger. Looking at the signs and hearing the crowd chanting, I couldn’t help… Continue Reading SAR21: Journey Toward Inclusion