In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, join the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence in supporting Denim Day 2014, Wednesday, April 23rd. Denim Day is a sexual violence prevention and education campaign inspired by a 1998 Italian Supreme Court decision that overturned a rape conviction because the victim wore tight jeans. Wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of raising awareness for sexual assault victims worldwide.
This year’s theme is Empowering Men to Speak Out Against Sexual Violence. To that end, OCDV is partnering with the Department of Youth and Community Development to provide an informative workshop on sexual violence at our Manhattan Family Justice Center for Manhattan Fatherhood Program participants. In addition, each of the Family Justice Centers are organizing activities to engage clients, their children, and partner staff.
I invite you to recognize Denim Day this year in one of the following ways:
- Wear Denim on Wednesday, April 23rd
- Attend the press conference on the steps of City Hall on Wednesday, April 23rd at 12:00pm (open to the public)
- Attend one of the many events being held in NYC
- Follow @Denim_Day_NYC on Twitter and Like Denim Day NYC 2014 on Facebook
- Share information about Denim Day on your social media page using hashtag #DenimDay