Denim Day to raise awareness of sexual violence
Someplace Safe asks people to wear jeans on April 28
Someplace Safe is calling for people to wear jeans on Wednesday, April 28, to raise awareness of sexual violence, to raise funds for the organization and to support survivors.
Denim Day began in the 1990s after the Italian Supreme Court overturned a rape conviction saying that because the victim was wearing tight jeans, she must have helped her attacker remove them, thereby implying consent. The following day, women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim.
Those who participate can post photos on social media on April 28, using the hashtag #denimday.
Someplace Safe will also provide Denim Day participation packets including flyers and stickers. For packets, contact 218-739-3846, ext. 222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Dollars for Denim campaign encourages supporters to donate to Someplace Safe on Denim Day by donating as an individual or by taking a collection at work, on campus or within other groups you belong to. Contributions provide critical programming and services for local victims and survivors of sexual violence.
Donations can go to the local office or send them to Someplace Safe, PO Box 815, Fergus Falls, MN 56538-0815. To give online, visit www.someplacesafe.info/donate.
For more information on Denim Day, visit: www.someplacesafe.info/denimday.
Someplace Safe is a nonprofit agency helps victims and survivors of crime, families, and communities in a nine-county region including Douglas County.