International Denim Day
Denim Day is an international protest
responding to the Italian Supreme Court’s
overruling of a rape conviction in 1999.
Although the assailant had been found
guilty at trial, the Supreme Court argued
that because jeans are difficult to remove,
the assailant couldn’t have done so
without the victim’s help.
To honor Denim Day, encourage
community members to wear jeans to
work or school to promote discussion of
the misconceptions that surround sexual
violence. Participants can share pictures
online and use the hashtag #DenimDay.
You can also promote this as a fundraising
event by asking organizations and
businesses to collect donations from staff
who participate, to benefit their local rape