CALENDAR OF EVENTS - April
6th Annual Denim Day
Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
Everyone across the county is urged to break the silence by wearing jeans in honor of National Day to End Sexual Violence.
Denim Day began as part of an international protest of an Italian Supreme Court decision to dismiss charges against a 45 year old rape suspect because his 18 year old victim was wearing jeans at the time of the attack. The court stated that “It is common knowledge…that jeans cannot even be partly removed without effective help of the person wearing them…and it is impossible if the victim is struggling with all her might.” The unpopular verdict became an international symbol of myth-based injustice for sexual assault victims.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Wear a teal ribbon to show your support .
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