Denim Day: Wear Jeans for Justice!


Denim Day is a campaign that began in 1999 as a part of an international protest of an Italian High Court decision to overturn a rape conviction because the survivor was wearing “tight-fitting” jeans. The judge said the survivor must have helped the perpetrator remove her jeans and thus wasn’t “really” raped. This verdict became a symbol of the kind of injustice that sexual assault survivors face all around the world.

Please show your support and commitment to ending sexual violence by wearing denim on April 24th. If you would like to be more involved, please show your support by filling out this survey to receive Denim Day buttons and more!

There will be free coffee and refreshments in the UU- San Luis Lounge, from 9-10 a.m. on April 24 for those wearing denim.

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