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Louisiana Denim Day

DENIM DAY LOUISIANA IS APRIL 10, 2019

MAKE A SOCIAL STATEMENT WITH YOUR FASHION STATEMENT: SUPPORT SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT BY WEARING JEANS ON APRIL 10.

Since 1999, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol against destructive attitudes surrounding sexual assault that blame victims for the assaults perpetrated against them. The Denim Day campaign was originally triggered by a ruling in the Italian Supreme Court, where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans, she must have helped the rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Denim Day always takes place in April, which is recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM).

Engage in Denim Day with local organizations such as New Orleans Family Justice Center, LAFASA, and STAR!

Post your denim photos online with #AskMeWhyImWearingDenim and #DenimDay2019.

NOTE: This event is not organized by the GNOHTTF. Please reach out to the above mentioned organizations for more information.

Earlier Event: April 7
Tip Out Day