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Someplace Safe urges people to wear jeans on Denim Day

Denim Day, April 27, is a global movement to prevent sexual violence and harassment

Someplace Safe, the local nonprofit advocate for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, urges everyone to wear jeans on Wednesday, April 27, in honor of Denim Day.

Denim Day began in Italy in 1998, when the Italian Supreme Court overturned a rape conviction due to the justices' believe that since the victim was wearing tight jeans, she must have helped her attacker remove them, therefore implying consent. The next day, the women members of the Italian Parliament all wore jeans in solidarity with the victim.

Denim Day has become a global effort to educate people and prevent sexual violence and harassment.

Someplace Safe advises people to enlist their friends, coworkers, or group members in sporting denim for the day. Those who do can post photos on social media with the hashtag #denimday.

Someplace Safe is also offering free Denim Day stickers to participants to wear that day.

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For more information or to request a packet, contact Someplace Safe at 218-739-3846 ext. 222 or newsletter@someplacesafe.info.

Those who wish to join the Dollars for Denim Campaign can contribute to Someplace Safe by sending donations to Someplace Safe, PO Box 815, Fergus Falls, MN 56538-0815, or online at www.someplacesafe.info/donate.

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