Wear Jeans on Denim Day and donate $2, April 24
As part of sexual assault awareness month, the VSAP office is organizing a campus-wide participation in Denim Day 2013 on April 24. Click on the link to sign up to participate with your office, organization, or residence hall. Please add your office/organization/residence hall name to the list of participating organizations. We are asking for $2 donations from students and faculty to wear jeans on Wednesday, April 24. All proceeds will be donated to the Survival House. Participants will be given a denim day pin to wear with their jeans.
Someone from the VSAP office will drop the Denim Day pins by your office before April 24 and they will come back around the following week to collect money donated to the cause.
Denim Day History: In 1992 an 18-year-old in Italy was picked up by her driving instructor to begin a driving lesson. Soon after, she was raped on the side of the road by the instructor. She pressed charges and won her case. The instructor appealed, and the case went to the Italian High Court. In 1999 the court overturned the conviction with a member of the High Court declaring that since the victim wore very tight jeans, the instructor could not have removed them himself, therefore the victim must have willingly participated. Women of the Italian legislature protested the decision by wearing jeans. As news of the decision spread, so did the protest. In April 1999 the state of California established the first Denim Day in the United States.
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