Join us in wearing jeans on April 26th, 2017 to support survivors of sexual violence!
A member of SASA will stop by your business that day to take a picture with your staff for our Facebook page, just send us your RSVP!
The History of Denim Day:
In 1992, an 18-year-old girl 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 to work. As news of the decision spread, so did the protest. In April 1999, a social service agency in Los Angeles, California established the first Denim Day in the United States and is now a nationwide event to support survivors of sexual violence.