Still today, in 2014, sexual harassment and sexual assault occur at alarming rates. With this reality and in conjunction with Denim Day (http://denimdayusa.org/), the young women of WLP at Gardena facilitated six necessary and important discussions regarding sexual assault and sexual harassment. The differences between these two issues were laid out as well as discussions revolving around gender, gendered expectations of men and women and rape myths occurred. Also discussed were what young men can do to help stop this epidemic that affects too many women as well as many boys and men.
WLP conducted eight facilitations in all at Gardena High School, as well as Washington Preparatory High School and Duke Ellington Continuation High School, which produced fruitful discussions with the young women and men of these schools.