Denim Day 2015 Wed. April 29th
Join us and support #DenimDay by wearing jeans tomorrow!
Californians across the state are being urged to once again break the dress code and the silence on Wednesday, April 29th and wear jeans in honor of denim day. Since the late 90’s Denim Day is being sponsored by The Center for Violence-Free Relationships in El Dorado County and rape crisis centers around the world to enlist public support and dispel harmful attitudes about rape.
The Denim Day Campaign began in 1999 as part of an international protest of an Italian High Court decision to overturn a rape conviction because the victim was wearing jeans. The Italian Supreme Court dismissed charges against a 45 year-old rape suspect because his 18 year-old victim was wearing jeans at the time of her attack. The Court stated in its decision that, “It is common knowledge…that jeans cannot even be partly removed without the effective help of the person wearing them…and it is impossible if the victim is struggling with all her might.” The judgment sparked a worldwide outcry from those who understand coercion, threats and violence go with the act of rape. The unpopular verdict became an international symbol of myth-based injustice for victims of sexual assault.
So, join us and support victims of sexual assault everywhere.