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UVI Denim Day

Denim Day Flyer

Date: April 29, 2020

Times: 12:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Location: N/A

Details:

Denim Day is on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. To celebrate this movement, UVI will be creating a video in collaboration with the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Council.

If you would like to join this movement, then dress up in your best blue jeans and record a short video answering these two questions.

1.     What can you do to support survivors of sexual assault?

2.     What should you not say to a victim of sexual assault? 

Email your short video to nyaila.callwood@uvi.edu by April 27th.

Tune in on Denim Day to see the full video on the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault FaceBook page.

Below is some information about why Denim Day is celebrated. 

Denim Day started after an Italian Supreme Court overturned a rape conviction because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped the person who raped her 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 millions of people participate in this movement every year to protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual harassment, abuse, assault, and rape. 

Be a part of the movement and rock your best blue jeans!!

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