Facebook event: www.facebook.com/#!/events/686066658122378/
Join Voices Against Violence (VAV) and Safe Place for Denim Day on April 23, 2014. We will be passing out FREE stickers and t-shirts on the West Mall from 11am-2pm!
Denim Day calls out victim-blaming and builds a visible community dedicated to building a campus free from sexual violence. In 1998, a teenage girl in Italy was raped by her driving instructor. The man was convicted, but his case went to the Supreme Court of Appeals in Rome. The court overturned the conviction, arguing that because the girl wore very tight jeans she must have had to help remove them, thereby giving consent to have sex.
The case made international headlines, and the young woman’s jeans became a symbol of awareness that what someone wears is NEVER an excuse or invitation for rape
For more information: www.safeplace.org/DenimDay
Part of Sexual Violence Prevention Month 2014: www.facebook.com/events/852545681438586/
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