A window exhibit titled — What I Was Wearing When It Happened — has been set up by the Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre in downtown Red Deer. (Contributed)

A window exhibit titled — What I Was Wearing When It Happened — has been set up by the Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre in downtown Red Deer. (Contributed)

Victim blaming the focus of window exhibit in downtown Red Deer

In recognition of Family Violence Awareness Month

Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre has created the window exhibit — What I Was Wearing When It Happened — along Ross Street in recognition of Family Violence Awareness Month.

The centre said the purpose of the exhibit is to bring awareness to the issue of victim blaming and the stigma surrounding people’s clothing as the reason they were sexually assaulted.

The window exhibit features powerful statements paired with various types of clothing victims were wearing at the time they were assaulted to bring awareness to the stigma which still persists.

What I Was Wearing When It Happened window exhibit will be on display until Nov. 30 in the front windows facing Ross Street, at 4916 50th St., and can be viewed from the sidewalk.

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This is the third year for the reflection exhibit. CASASC has hosted the exhibit previously for International Women’s Day.

In 2019, CASASC partnered with the Students’ Association of Red Deer Polytechnic, and two third-year students, for a similar exhibit featuring live mannequins.

This year the exhibit is on display as a partnership between CASASC, the John Howard Society of Red Deer, and the Central Alberta Community Legal Clinic.

CASASC is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting those affected by sexual violence every day of the year. Serving all of central Alberta, the centre provides a range of support services for individuals who are affected by sexual violence including counselling, play therapy, police and court support, crisis support and education.



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