2009 UMKC Denim Day

Date/Time: 
04/23/2009 - 12:00am to 1:00pm
Location
Address: 

5100 Rockhill Rd, Haag Hall 105
UMKC Quad

City: 
Kansas City
Postal Code: 
64110
Country: 
USA
Sponsoring Agency: 
UMKC Violence Prevention and Response Project
Description: 

On Thursday, April 23, the UMKC and Kansas City communities are invited to wear jeans in honor of Denim Day. Denim Day has been internationally celebrated since 1999 in protest of an Italian High Court ruling that overturned a rape conviction because the victim was wearing jeans. Enraged by the verdict, women of the Italian Legislature protested the decision by wearing jeans to work. As news of the decision spread, so did the protest. On April 23, university students, staff, and faculty members are invited to wear denim and participate in our Denim Day celebration.

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