CCC wants your old jeans to raise domestic/sexual violence awareness
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College wants to repurpose you old jeans for a good cause!

CCC wants your old jeans to raise domestic/sexual violence awareness

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - bdavis@coahomacc.edu

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Mon Sep 18, 2017

CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College wants to repurpose you old jeans for a good cause!

CCC’s Division of Enrollment and Student Services Counseling Center is gearing up once again to host a special project, “Jeans 4 Justice”.

In honor of October’s designation as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, “Jeans 4 Justice” was inspired by a national social change organization designed to raise awareness and provide encouragement for women and men who have been affected by domestic violence.

Organizers are encouraging everyone to come out and paint an inspirational message on a pair of jeans or to paint a pair of pants in memory of a victim of sexual or domestic violence.

Both jeans and painting materials will be provided.

“It’s a way to encourage our students to become advocates and speak out against domestic and sexual violence,” said Coordinator of Counseling Services Renee’ Hall, one of the event’s organizers. “Our goal is to bring awareness to our campus.”

Throughout the remainder of September, CCC is asking faculty, staff and community members to support the project by donating a pair of jeans.

This year, CCC’s project will be held during Homecoming Week (the last week of October) as part of the annual Carnival.

According to statistics provided by jeans4justice.org, one in every four college-aged women is a victim of an attempted or completed assault and 2.78 million men in the U.S. have been victims of assault.

To donate your old jeans or for more information, contact Hall at (662) 621-4858 or Dian Thomas at (662) 621-4045.