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L.A. County Officials to Host Pre-Denim Day Sexual Harassment Community Event at Union Station on April 17

Tuesday April 16, 2019

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), Peace Over Violence, and other local stakeholders are hosting “It’s Off Limits: Building Sexual Harassment-Free Zones in Los Angeles,” an official free pre-Denim Day event at Union Station on Wednesday, April 17.

The event seeks to engage the public with community-oriented activities and conversation on creating sexual harassment-free zones in Los Angeles County, where schools, places of employment, transit and all public spaces are off-limits to harassment. Interested members of the public are invited to attend.  Event details are as follows:

“It’s Off Limits: Building Sexual Harassment-Free Zones in Los Angeles”
Wednesday, April 17
4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Los Angeles Union Station
Historic Ticketing Concourse
800 N Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

The event program includes printmaking, collective songwriting and self-defense classes, as well as a roundtable discussion beginning at 5:30 p.m. that will include Los Angeles County Supervisor and Metro Board Chair Sheila Kuehl as well as representatives from various community groups and organizations. The event is a partnership with YWCA-Greater Los Angeles and The Los Angeles County Women and Girls Initiative Governing Council.

Denim Day will be officially celebrated on Wednesday, April 24, where individuals are encouraged to wear jeans to support survivors and educate themselves and others about sexual assault.  This year marks the 20th anniversary of Denim Day in Los Angeles. 

About Peace Over Violence
Peace Over Violence is a nonprofit 501c3, multicultural, community based and volunteer centered organization dedicated to building healthy relationships, families and communities free from sexual, domestic and interpersonal violence. To achieve this mission the agency manages five departments delivering the services of emergency, intervention, prevention, education and advocacy.

For more information, visit peaceoverviolence.org.

About Metro
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is unique among the nation’s transportation agencies. Created in 1993, Metro is a multimodal transportation agency that transports about 1.3 million passengers daily on a fleet of 2,200 clean air buses and six rail lines. The agency also oversees bus, rail, highway and other mobility-related building projects and leads transportation planning and programming for Los Angeles County.

Stay informed by following Metro on The Source and El Pasajero at metro.net, facebook.com/losangelesmetro , twitter.com/metrolosangeles and twitter.com/metroLAalerts and instagram.com/metrolosangeles.

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