Denim Day is an international protest responding to the Italian Supreme Court’s overruling of a rape conviction in the 1990’s. Although the assailant had been found guilty at the trial, the Supreme Court argued that because jeans are difficult to remove, the assailant couldn’t have done so without the help of the victim. To honor victims of sexual assault on the last Wednesday in April Victim Service Center champions #DenimDay in Central Florida. We encourage local business, organizations, schools, and individuals to wear jeans.
- To promote discussion of the misconceptions that surround sexual violence.
- Let survivors know we believe them.
- To show our community that we do not stand for sexual violence.
How can I participate?
- Register! We want to know the impact of how many people in this community are standing with us against sexual violence! Plus, we will email you materials when you register!
- Hang up a flyer in your office. This connects people with the movement and helps start a conversation.
- Wear denim! Then make a dance video of yourself or snap a pic and post it on social media with #DenimDay and tag us @VSCFlorida (IG, FG, Twitter, TikTok) to enter the challenge! Don’t forget to donate below. Have the largest team or the most money raised to win!
- SPREAD THE WORD! The more people we can reach on Denim Day the bigger our impact! The more people know about the harm of victim blaming the better, and maybe we can make a survivor feel less alone. Help us spread the word by using our virtual backgrounds, hanging up flyers, and by posting on your own social leading up to Denim Day.
- Are you an employer? Motivate your employees to wear jeans on the last Wednesday of April and donate to Victim Service Center of Central Florida to help us continue our mission to provide free and confidential services to all victims in the community.