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Denim Day Supports Sexual Assault Awareness

April 23, 2019

Wear denim on April 24 and encourage teams to do so as well to show support for survivors of sexual violence, and that we as a community care about this issue. Take a picture and post it to social media with #UIdahoDenimDay, #DenimDay2019, or #DenimWithTheDeans — or simply email the picture to and we will post it for you. Violence Prevention Programs, in conjunction with ASUI, and "It's On Us" will be tabling on the Commons Plaza from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stop by to show your support in person.

Why Denim? 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.

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