Dollars for Denim
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
On April 27th, wear jeans with a purpose! Show your support for survivors and educate yourself and others about Sexual Assault.
The last Wednesday in April is recognized internationally as Denim Day- a protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual violence. We will be raising funds virtually throughout the month via our website and Facebook. By participating in this “Dollars for Denim” fundraiser, you are letting survivors of sexual violence know that you stand with them. This is an opportunity to raise awareness regarding consent, sexual assault, and services available to survivors. All proceeds will support free services offered by Sunrise of Pasco as we continue to create a safer community for us all.
Traditionally, participants donate $5 through their employers and wear denim at work. We encourage you to participate by sporting your denim either in the office or at home. You can donate to our Dollars for Denim fundraiser by clicking the donate button above. A Facebook fundraiser will be live beginning April 1st!
Thank you for your support! Share your denim photos on social media - be sure to tag @sunriseofpasco.
History of Denim Day
Denim day began in Italy in the 1990’s when a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court overturned a sexual assault conviction. The justices believed that because the survivor was wearing tight jeans, she must have helped to remove them; thereby, implying consent. The following day, the women of the Italian parliament came to work wearing denim jeans to stand in solidarity with the survivor. Denim Day was created as an internationally recognized day of remembrance, protest, and support for survivors of sexual assault. History. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.denimdayinfo.org/history