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Denim Day | Wednesday, April 28, 2021

There is no excuse and never an invitation to rape. Community Medical Centers stands with sexual assault survivors on April 28

Why denim? Denim Day was originally triggered by a ruling of the Italian Supreme Court which overturned the conviction of a rapist because the justices felt that, since the victim was wearing tight jeans, she must have helped her rapist remove the jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Denim Day originated from this act of solidarity and spread from there. Ever since, wearing jeans during this annual event has become a symbol of resistance against destructive attitudes on sexual assault.

When you participate in Denim Day you:

1. Make it possible for more sexual assault survivors to reach out and find help.

2. Promote prevention through education so sexual violence doesn’t occur.

3. Encourage institutional and societal change.

4. Make a powerful statement without ever saying a word.

There is NO excuse and NEVER an invitation to harassment, abuse, or rape. Stand with sexual assault survivors on April 28. For more information, visit denimdayinfo.org

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