Wear jeans in support of those impacted by sexual assault, and encourage those around you to do the same.
If you plan on participating in Denim Day please let Sanctuary know, and we will share your support with the community by posting pictures of you and your staff on our Facebook page.
To participate in Denim Day and get Denim Day stickers to wear on the 27th email Yasamin Ausenbaugh at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 270-885-4572.
Wear Denim on April 27th. Encourage your employees to wear denim Wear your Denim Day Sticker. Let Sanctuary know you are participating in Denim Day and taking a stand against violence
Why Denim Day? In 1992 an 18-year-old in Italy was raped by her driving instructor. She pressed charges and won her case, but 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. All around the world, organizations coordinate community wide Denim Days to show support of survivors and raise awareness about the crimes of sexual assault.