BENEFITING: Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Apr 30, 2014
Support the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) of the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence for this year's Denim Day, a national campaign against sexual violence in which young adults design and wear an anti-violence denim patch to protest against rape and violence in solidarity.
This year's Denim Day in the Boston area & in Eastern Massachusetts is Wednesday, April 23rd. Wear a patch! And if you're in Boston and want to join YEP in protesting against sexual violence and victim blaming, come to a "Take Back the Night" event on Wednesday, April 30th at Viet-AID from 6-9pm (42 Charles Street, Dorchester, MA 02124). RSVP to http://on.fb.me/1cNMDN8
Rally. Connect. Speak.
THE FUNDRAISING GOAL - $2,500
Your gifts will support ATASK's outreach program and ensure wider dissemination of the YEP curriculum among youth throughout the Commonwealth.
Join us on Crowdrise to tell your friends about YEP and help raise funds for this important youth initiative.
ATASK is New England's only provider of culturally specific shelter, advocacy, and outreach services for survivors of intimate partner/domestic and dating violence, and it is the only organization in Massachusetts that focuses on domestic violence prevention specifically for Asian American youth (www.atask.org)
THANK YOU, in advance, for supporting YEP and taking a stand against violence!
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YEP's COMMUNITY IMPACT
Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year. 1 in 3 adolescents in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner. Massachusetts does not mandate teenage dating violence education in schools, leaving a gap in prevention education.
YEP offers formal training programs with an emphasis on cultural competency for teens on issues of domestic/dating violence in Greater Boston. The program focuses on anti-violence education, awareness building, peer-to-peer learning, and leadership development. Graduates become agents of positive social change within their communities.
YEP brought Denim Day to Massachusetts in 2010. The campaign has so far reached more than 4,000 people, and youth have distributed more than 4,500 patches with anti-violence messages.