MAD Academy Collaboration with Fashion Week Brooklyn, Denim Day NYC and Beauty for Freedom
Since 2016, City-As-School partners with a wide-array of organizations, artists and mentors to complete a variety of fashion and video projects, events and installations to speak out about sexual violence and to promote healthy and safe relationships habits to youth as part of Denim Day NYC and Fashion Week Brooklyn.
Denim Day NYC is a coalition of community agencies, elected officials, students, and volunteers united to promote awareness around the issue of sexual assault. Denim Day grew out of a case in which a rape conviction was overturned because the judge reasoned the victim’s tight jeans meant that she had to have helped her assailant remove them, implying consent. People were outraged all over the world and wearing jeans became an international symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes and myths surrounding sexual assault. Denim Day started in Los Angeles and has grown into an international movement. Denim Day NYC started in 2010 with a collaborative of three agencies and has grown to more than 40 agencies uniting to promote awareness around the issue of sexual assault.
The following mentors support our students throughout this project:
Monica Watkins of Beauty for Freedom https://beautyforfreedom.org/
Fabiola Jean Louis http://www.fabiolajeanlouis.com
Dee Jackson of Dee and Ricky http://hypebeast.com/tags/dee-ricky