On Wednesday, April 25, 2018, Someplace Safe, along with thousands of individuals and organizations across the country, will observe Denim Day to honor and support victims and survivors of sexual violence.
What is Denim Day?
The campaign was originally triggered after a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court, where a rape conviction was overturned due to the justices’ belief that since the victim was wearing tight jeans, she must have helped her attacker remove them, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women of the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans, in solidarity with the victim. Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol against the misconceptions about sexual violence.
Denim Day participation is easy!
- To participate in Denim Day, simply wear jeans on April 25, 2018 to work, school, or wherever you go. Wear your favorite denim proudly!
- Help spread the word about Denim Day. Encourage others to wear denim, ask your employer to designate a “jeans day” on April 25th, or create awareness for Denim Day on social media. Use the hashtag #denimday and be sure to post your denim day participation photos.
- Request your Denim Day stickers and posters by contacting your local Someplace Safe office, or by sending an email to: email@example.com.
- Support Someplace Safe and local survivors of sexual violence by pledging a few dollars for wearing jeans on April 25th. Simply collect “Dollars for Denim” at work, school, or within your group, then drop the pledges off at your local Someplace Safe office, or mail to: P.O. Box 815, Fergus Falls, MN 56538-0815.
For more information, and to learn more about Denim Day, visit www.denimday.info.