Denim Day 2020
April 29, 2020
Wear denim with a purpose on April 29 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 or #DenimDay2020— or simply email the picture to email@example.com and we will post it for you. Violence Prevention Programs, in conjunction with the Women’s Center, ASUI and Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse encourage the Vandal Family to follow along on social media (@vandalgreendot, @uidahowc) for and the chance to win a gift card to the VandalStore.
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.
In this unprecedented time, we know the needs of those experiencing domestic, sexual, and interpersonal violence have not disappeared, but have posed new challenges. The need for support and solidarity is as important as ever. Join a national online rally at 2pm PST hosted by Peace Over Violence to stand with survivors and one another and to support the movement to end rape culture. It is a crucial time to reaffirm our commitment to this cause. Learn more and register here