Reflection event set for International Women’s Day

By Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre
February 27, 2018 - 3:37pm

In recognition of International Women’s Day, the Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre (CASASC), the Students’ Association of Red Deer College (S.A.) and two third-year BScN students of RDC will partner together for This is What I Was Wearing When It Happened, a reflection event.

Join us on Thursday, March 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Forum in Red Deer College, 100 College Blvd. Red Deer, AB for this interactive and thought-provoking exhibit.

The purpose of this reflection is to bring awareness to the issue of victim blaming and the stigma surrounding women’s clothing as the reason why they were sexually assaulted.

The exhibit will feature live mannequins wearing various types of clothing victims were wearing at the time they were assaulted. This is meant to be a real life representation, a visual way to bring awareness around the still existing stigma.

Who: CASASC, S.A., RDC nursing students
What: This What I Was Wearing When It Happened
Where: The Forum, RDC
When: Thursday, March 8, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Why: Reflection event on International Women’s Day

This is the second year for the reflection event on International Women’s Day. Last year’s event at Parkland Mall featured over 300 pairs of shoes, each representing an Alberta woman who was missing or murdered. The shoe exhibit encouraged people to reflect on the lives of those women.


CASASC is a voluntary, non-profit organization serving the Central Alberta region under the direction of a community-based Board of Directors. CASASC educates, supports and empowers individuals, families and communities regarding all aspects of sexual abuse and sexual assault.

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