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MCRCC Frock Swap


Monterey County Rape Crisis Center Frock Swap 

EVENT DETAILS:

Date: April 27, 2013

Time: 11am-4pm

Location: Monterey Institute of International Studies - Digital Learning Commons
420 Calle Principal, Monterey CA

Suggested Donation: $10 - includes 1 raffle ticket. Additional tickets can be bought for $1 

-Raffle prizes include: A gift basket of artisan goods, pole dancing classes at
Ms. Tryss Boutique - Monterey's ONLY pole dancing studio, and more!

EVENT DESCRIPTION:

Saying that a woman deserves to be raped because of what she was wearing is one of the most prevailing myths surrounding sexual assault. This belief shifts the blame from the perpetrator to the survivor. Women have a right to dress how they want and no one asks or deserves to be raped. In an effort to bring awareness and combat this stereotype the Monterey County Rape Crisis Center (MCRCC) will be hosting a community Frock Swap. Women bring gently or never used clothing/accessories/shoes to swap and share with other women. Left over clothing goes to consignment stores with the proceeds going to the MCRCC and/or the remaining clothing will be donated to local women's shelters. The Frock Swap will take place during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April 2013) and in conjunction with Denim Day

 

TO VOLUNTEER OR RSVP:

If you are interested in volunteering please fill out this survey and we will be in contact with you. You can RSVP via our Facebook Event Page.

 

CLOTHING DROP OFF LOCATIONS:

Thursday March 7 - "Girl Rising" documentary screening at MIIS Irving Auditorium 7pm - 499 Pierce Street

Friday April 5 - Net Impact MIIS Sustainable Fashion Show - 5:30-7:00pm at MIIS Irving Auditorium - 499 Pierce Street, Monterey $5 tickets, $7 at the door. Contact miisnetimpact@gmail.com for tickets prior to the show

Saturday April 6 - Monterey Derby Dames Bout - Babes of Wrath vs. Steinwreckers - Doors open at 6pm, Bout starts at 7pm $15 at the door. Water City Sports Center - 2600 Second Ave, Marina CA 93933

Any one who brings women's clothes for the Frock Swap will get a raffle ticket for that night's Derby Raffle!

Friday April 12 - Women of Worth Night - for Military personnel and their families only at the Presidio of Monterey, Bldg. 417 Khalil Hall from 6:30-8:30pm

Saturday April 13 - Celebrating Military Children -  10am-2pm 4260 Gigling Rd. Seaside, CA 93955 at the Ord Military Community

Tuesday April  23 - Flag Day at CSUMB Main Quad 11am-4pm, 100 Campus Center Drive, Seaside CA 93933

Wednesday April 24th- Friday April 26th - Noon-2pm in the Monterey Institute of International Studies - Samson Center Courtyard

Friday April 26 - Monterey County Young Professionals Group - Third Annual Lifestyle Mixer - Open to Public 7-10pm Golden State Theatre 417 Alvarado

CLOTHES CAN ALSO BE BROUGHT THE DAY OF THE EVENT. IT IS NOT A REQUIREMENT THAT YOU DONATE CLOTHES TO ATTEND THE EVENT.

 

Community Partners:

Monterey County Young Professionals Group, MIIS STOP Club - The Anti-Human Trafficking Club, MIIS Women for Women International Club

The Frock Swap will also be a drop-off point for Free The Girls! A charity that sends used bras to developing countries to help womens who are survivors of sex trafficking start their own businesses selling the undergarments.

 

For More Information:

Please contact Nina Alcaraz at (831) 771-0411 or Elizabeth Cota at (831) 373-3955 for additional information. 

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