Reminder: Please join CED in honoring Dr. Keith Mobley!
As many of you know, Dr. Keith Mobley has decided to leave UNCG at the end of this academic year, in May 2018, to pursue a new career opportunity. To say that he will be missed is an understatement. And in true Dr. Mobley style, rather than have a farewell reception he has opted for an online forum, with an emphasis on giving back to CED. So here is a space we've created to allow everyone to give back, to thank Dr. Mobley for his contributions, to wish him well, and to celebrate all that he has meant to our CED family. Please visit! More than once, if you like!
Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 25th, is Denim Day! Join Dr. Murray, our department's community partners at the Guilford County Family Justice Center, and our campus partners at the UNCG Campus Violence Response Center in wearing your denim tomorrow in support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Why denim? Peace Over Violence recognizes denim day for the following reason: "The campaign was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was ov...erturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Peace Over Violence developed the Denim Day campaign in response to this case and the activism surrounding it. Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault. In this rape prevention education campaign we ask community members, elected officials, businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion by wearing jeans on this day as a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual assault." http://denimdayinfo.org/about/
Today we celebrate Denim Day with this message of hope from Dr. Christine Murray. She is a professor of counselor education in the UNCG Department of Counseling... and Educational Development, the Director of the Healthy Relationships Initiative, and a significant advocate in the movement of supporting survivors. “Being a survivor of abuse doesn’t define who you are. It’s something that happened to you. You didn’t deserve it, and it’s not your fault. I am proud to stand with others in this community who stand by to offer resources and supportive services to help survivors access the tools they need to rebuild their lives, heal, and recover.”