This year’s Denim Day, a Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Campaign, will be on Wednesday, April 29th, 2015. If you’re interested in participating all you need to do is wear jeans on April 29th! Here’s the story of Denim Day from http://denimdayinfo.org
The campaign was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim… Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault. In this rape prevention education campaign we ask community members, elected officials, businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion by wearing jeans on this day as a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual assault.
For more information about Denim Day, go to: http://www.peaceoverviolence.org/
If you’re like some of us, you wear denim all the time, so Norris Medical Library will provide buttons to help you show your support! Get yours at the reference desk on Wednesday, April 29th.
If you’re on social media, you can use the #DenimDay hashtag or, prior to Denim Day, the #GearUp4DenimDay hashtag.
You can also be in our group photo! On Denim Day at 11:45 a.m. we’ll have a group photo shoot outside of the library on Pappas Quad. Bring your denim and bring your support!