Join the Irwindale Police Department On Wednesday, April 25th as we participate in “Denim Day 2018” in honor of Sexual Violence Awareness, a campaign by the organization Peace Over Violence. “Denim Day” was originally 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 erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault.
We invite community members, elected officials, businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion by wearing jeans on this day as a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual assault.
Join us for a short walk around the Irwindale Civic Center as police department and city hall employees promote “Denim Day 2018”. Those wishing to attend our event are asked to meet in front
of Irwindale City Hall, 5050 N. Irwindale Ave, Irwindale, CA, 91706.
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