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Denim Day 2019

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Help raise awareness and show your support!

 

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DENIM DAY! Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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Wear Jeans with a Purpose!

Wear jeans to show your support for victims and survivors of sexual assault. Join us by wearing denim and a Denim Day sticker ($5 suggested donation) on Wednesday, April 24th. If you can’t wear denim to work, you can still show your support by purchasing a denim ribbon pin ($5 each) to wear. All proceeds benefit WCYFS’ services for victims of sexual assault.

If you, your organization or business would like to participate, please fill out and return the Participation Form.

Why Denim?

Denim Day was established 20 years ago in 1999 after a controversial ruling by the Italian Supreme Court. An 18-year-old girl in Italy was raped by her driving instructor, but the Italian Supreme Court overturned the rape conviction on the basis of the victim’s clothing. They concluded that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped to remove them and, therefore, gave consent. Wearing jeans on Denim Day reminds us of the harmful attitudes and misconceptions surrounding sexual assault.

Snap a Picture!

Send us an individual or group photo of you wearing denim and the Denim Day sticker or denim ribbon pin to .

Snap. Tag. Hashtag.

Share your photos on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Tag us and use the hashtags #WCYFS #DenimDaySJC #SAAM2019

 

 

Download and share the Denim Day flyer with co-workers, friends, and family!

 

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Wear Teal Day!

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Wear teal, the color of sexual assault awareness and prevention, on Tuesday, April 2nd! Wearing teal—whether it’s a teal ribbon, shirt, or other accessory—will show your support for survivors and serve as a conversation-starter about Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Snap. Tag. Hashtag.

Share a selfie of your teal look on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Tag us and use the hashtags #WCYFS #WearTealDay #SAAM2019.

 

Other ways you can GET INVOLVED!

DONATE

Support WCYFS’ services to keep sexual assault victims and survivors safe.

 

CONNECT

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for daily news and resources. Share our posts to help raise awareness about sexual assault.

 

SPREAD THE WORD

Invite us to speak at your business or organization and request awareness month materials. Contact us at (209) 941-2611.

 

LEARN MORE

Stay informed and get resources so you can help end sexual assault in our community.

 

 

Need Help?

Sexual Assault 24-Hour Helpline: (209) 465-4997