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Denim Day

April 24

Free

DENIM DAY raises community awareness about the devastating impacts of sexual violence and how you can help bring these issues to light.

In 1992 an 18-year-old in Italy was raped by her driving instructor. She pressed charges and won her case, but the instructor appealed and the case went to the Italian High Court.
In 1999 the court overturned the conviction with a member of the High Court declaring that since the victim wore very tight jeans, the instructor could not have removed them himself; therefore, the victim must have willingly participated. Women of the Italian legislature protested the decision by wearing jeans. As news of the decision spread, so did the protest.

Today, all around the world, organizations coordinate community-wide Denim Days to show support of survivors and raise awareness about the crimes of sexual assault.

Download our kit for more information: https://i.b5z.net/i/u/68100305/f/Denim_Day_2019_Kit.pdf

Details

Date:
April 24
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/407624083374056/

Venue

IN United States + Google Map

DENIM DAY raises community awareness about the devastating impacts of sexual violence and how you can help bring these issues to light.

In 1992 an 18-year-old in Italy was raped by her driving instructor. She pressed charges and won her case, but the instructor appealed and the case went to the Italian High Court.
In 1999 the court overturned the conviction with a member of the High Court declaring that since the victim wore very tight jeans, the instructor could not have removed them himself; therefore, the victim must have willingly participated. Women of the Italian legislature protested the decision by wearing jeans. As news of the decision spread, so did the protest.

Today, all around the world, organizations coordinate community-wide Denim Days to show support of survivors and raise awareness about the crimes of sexual assault.

Download our kit for more information: https://i.b5z.net/i/u/68100305/f/Denim_Day_2019_Kit.pdf