TOMORROW is Denim Day! Send us pictures of you rocking your denim in support of Sexual Assault Survivors! Your clothing choice does not give someone consent to commit sexual assault! #icare #iask #nomore #saam2020 #denimday #consent #saawareness #lovewhereyoulive #hubcity #shrcc
What is Denim Day and Why Wear Jeans?
There is no excuse and never an invitation to rape
For the past 18 years, Peace Over Violence has run its Denim Day campaign on a Wednesday in April in honor of Sexual Violence Awareness Month. The campaign was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Peace Over Violence developed the Denim Day campaign in response to this case and the activism surrounding it. Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault. In this rape prevention education campaign we ask community members, elected officials, businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion by wearing jeans on this day as a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual assault.
Denim Day is Wednesday, April 29, 2020.
Denim Day Virtual Event:
Join Peace Over Violence on Wednesday, April 29th at 2pm PST/5pm EST to stand in solidarity with survivors and one another and to support the movement to end to rape culture. We will gather virtually to recommit ourselves to this fight during these unprecedented times alongside our community partners on both coasts of the U.S., first responders, allies, and elected officials. Our emcees for the rally will be Maya Jupiter and Aloe Blacc.
You can join us on our YouTube channel on April 29th and stay tuned as we announce featured speakers and special guests.