Denim Day takes place on the last Wednesday of April. On this day of action and awareness, people are encouraged to wear denim to combat victim blaming and educate others about sexual violence. Denim Day started after a 1998 Italian Supreme Court decision overturned a rape conviction because the victim wore tight jeans. This led to a movement of women and allies wearing denim in solidarity with the survivor.
CFJ staff, community partners, and allies are invited to wear denim on April 26 to break the silence about sexual violence in our community that denim “is never an excuse or an invitation to harass, abuse, assault, or rape.” Please share pictures on your social media and tag the Center for Family Justice and Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence.