SlutWalk Denver 2012

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Raised by 20 people in 51 months
Slutwalk Denver   DENVER, CO

SlutWalk began as a demonstration against blaming and shaming the victims of sexual violence that began in Toronto, Canada. On April 3, 2011, 4000 people took to the streets of Toronto to demand accountability from the Toronto Police and their communities after officer Michael Sanguinetti told a group of students at York University, "I'm told I'm not supposed to say this, but women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized." Officer Sanguinetti's comment lit the spark of what turned into a global movement of protest around the world to combat victim-blaming, including Canada, the US, the UK Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, South Africa, India, Singapore, Korea, Isreal, Nepal, Hong Kong, Romania and many others going by "˜SlutWalk' and other locally-chosen names.

SlutWalk Denver aims to to provide a safe space for survivors and allies to come together to voice their collective anger, share stories, build a community, and become empowered to continue to change the conversation around sexual assault locally and globally. We have chosen to stay named SlutWalk in solidarity with the rest of the movement and anyone who has been blamed unfairly for being assaulted. Participants do not have to consider themselves sluts to attend; allies and supporters are just as important.

Our SlutWalk is not a gender specific event, as sexual assault can (and does) happen to anyone. Women, Men, Tran-Women, Trans-Men, Gender-fluid, Genderqueer, non-identified and people of any gender identity are welcome and encouraged to participate.

SlutWalk Denver also understands that the term "˜slut' has historically different meanings for different cultures and populations. Our walk is also not a race-specific event and people of color are also encouraged to participate.

If, in any circumstances, SlutWalk Denver is being un-inclusive, please let us know. Rape and sexual assault can happen to anyone of any gender association or any race; we need to support each other.

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Update 5
49 months ago
Anyone who donates this week will be entered into another raffle for a scarf! Donate between $5 and $20, you'll be entered to win a hand-made, solid blue, crocheted acrylic scarf. Donate more than $20, and you'll be entered to win a hand-made, crocheted wool Colorado flag scarf! We know it's not the season for scarves now, but we'll get you ready for next winter!
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Update 4
50 months ago
Anyone who donates $5 or more between now and midnight on Friday, June 1st, will be entered into a raffle to win a free haircut & color at a salon downtown. We'll draw the name on Saturday and email you with the rest of the info/get where to deliver the certificate.

Help us raise the last $460!
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Update 3
50 months ago
We have a date! July 21, 2012: 12pm at Civic Center Park.
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Update 2
51 months ago
Thanks everyone for adding us! Keep spreading the word!


IF EVERYONE CAN GIVE JUST $10, the basic expenses to get the wheel's turning on this year's rally will be covered, and then some.

**TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE SLUTWALK DENVER 2012 HAPPEN**
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$1,000 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 20 people in 51 months
Created April 22, 2012
Slutwalk Denver     DENVER, CO
SS
$5
Shaughnessy Speirs
49 months ago
DS
$50
DIRTY SOCIALIST
49 months ago
BL
$25
Barbara Ludwig
49 months ago
D
$10
Dominique
49 months ago
JR
$10
Julia Richardson
50 months ago
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$10
Tammy
50 months ago

I walk for SLUTS!

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$300
Anonymous
50 months ago (Offline Donation)
MC
$20
MaryFrances Chapin
50 months ago
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$10
Ashley
50 months ago
JC
$20
Jonathan "Danger" Cunningham
50 months ago
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