URI Denim Day

History of Denim Day:

Italy in the 1990s: A young women is picked up by her driving instructor for her first lesson. He pulls her to an isolated road, wrestles her out of her jeans and sexually assaults her. When the case was brough to court the following appeal, the Italian Supreme Court rule that "because the victim wore very, very tight jeans, she had to help remove them, and by removing the jeans it was no longer rape but consensual sex."

Denim Day is observed on the last Wednesday of April (Sexual Assault Awareness Month) to stand in solidarity with those impacted by sexual assault and the victim blaming attitudes that often follow.

 

SO WEAR DENIM IN HONOR OF ALL SURVIVORS

Wednesday, April 24 at 10:00am to 2:00pm


Memorial Union, Booth 4
50 Lower College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA

Event Type

Special Event

Co-Sponsors

Women's Center

Group
Women's Center
Contact Person

Penny Rosenthal

Contact Email

women@etal.uri.edu

Contact Phone

401-874-2097

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