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Denim Day campaign **Trigger Warning**

Denim Day campaign **Trigger Warning**

Please join us wearing jeans on Wednesday, April 29, along with millions of people across the world who will wear it with a purpose to support survivors and educate themselves and others about all the forms of sexual violence. The Denim Day is a campaign that takes place on the last Wednesday of the month in April in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. 
 
The Denim Day story begins in 1992 when the 18 years old girl was raped by a 45 years old driving instructor who was taking her to her first driving lesson. He took her to an isolated road and removed her jeans to rape her. The girl reported the rape and the instructor was arrested. He appealed the conviction years later and claimed that they had consensual sex. The Italian Supreme court released him and the statement from the court agreed that is because she was wearing tight jeans and she had to help him to remove it. The women in Italy launched a protest wearing jeans that were picked up by international media which inspired women to do the same. The first Denim Day was held in LA in April 1999 and has continued annually. 
 
Check out our video and flyer. We hope you can wear jeans with a purpose by taking a picture of yourself with jeans or the jeans itself with the hashtag #GUDenimDay to share the photos with others to show your support for the survivors. 
 
Please feel free to reach out to the Office of Title IX if you have any questions or need our resources to support you or others. 
 
 
Title IX Team 

Related Document:
Denim Day April 2020

Posted by Jennie Sivak | Posted April 27, 2020 at 5:06 PM

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Washington, DC 20002