11th Annual Denim Day in L.A. 2009

04/22/2009 (All day)
Los Angeles
Sponsoring Agency: 
Peace Over Violence

Peace Over Violence is proud to present the 11th Annual Denim Day in LA 2009, a campaign to raise awareness and educate the public about rape and sexual assault. This year it is Wednesday April 22, 2009.

In 1998, an Italian Supreme Court decision overturned a rape conviction because the victim wore jeans, reasoning she must have helped her attacker remove them. People all over the world were outraged. Wearing jeans became an international symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault.

Last year, on Denim Day an unprecedented 600,000 individuals and organizations signed up to wear jeans in support of raising awareness about the need to end sexual violence. This year we aim to at least double that amount.

This day we unite against the sexual assault of girls, women, boys and men. We stand in support of survivors. We break the silence to end sexual violence.

On Denim Day, wear your jeans as a visible sign of protest against the myths that still surround sexual assault!

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