Wear denim to support Turning Point

Turning Point Domestic Violence Services has announced that National Denim Day will be Wednesday.

National Denim Day is the annual sexual violence prevention day that focuses on raising awareness about abuse and violence against women and children.

The Denim Day campaign was triggered by a ruling by 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 her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim.

Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against wrong and destructive attitudes about sexual assault. The event is organized by the Los Angeles-based nonprofit Peace over Violence and sponsored locally by Turning Point.

Organizations and companies that are participating are urged to contact Elisabeth Jones at [email protected] to be registered and recognized as a participating organization.

For more information: turningpointdv.org or denimdayusa.org.