Join Brother’s on the Boulevard, wear jeans on Denim Day
Next week when I squeeze into my skinny jeans, I will wear my jeans with a purpose. Peace Over Violence is presenting the 11th Annual Denim Day in LA & USA 2010, a campaign to raise awareness and educate the public about rape and sexual assault. Community members, elected officials, businesses and students are asked to wear jeans on Denim Day as a visible means of protest against misconceptions that surround sexual assault. This year it is Wednesday April 21.
Brother’s on the Boulevard is also raising awareness for the cause; customers will receive 25 percent off regular priced premium denim that one day only. Now that’s worth the fashion statement!
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.