Take a Stand Against Rape by Wearing Denim!

Lise —  April 9, 2015
When:
April 29, 2015 – April 30, 2015 all-day
2015-04-29T07:00:00+00:00
2015-04-30T07:00:00+00:00
Where:
Anywhere!
Contact:
Peace Over Violence

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Wear jeans with a purpose, support survivors, and educate yourself and others about sexual assault. Visit http://denimdayinfo.org/ to learn more about how you can make a stand against rape and domestic violence – including sex trafficking. Register yourself or your youth group, school group, or other organization to show your commitment to participate.

Get the facts. Download your flyer/materials here: DENIM DAY April 29th, 2015

 

BACKGROUND (From Event Website):

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In 1992 an 18-year-old in Italy was picked up by her driving instructor to begin a driving lesson. Soon after, she was raped on the side of the road by the instructor. She pressed charges and won her case. 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 Italian legislature protested the decision by wearing jeans. As news of the decision spread, so did the protest. In April 1999 the state of California established the first Denim Day in the United States.

 

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