Denim Day is Wednesday, April 24

Safe Place invites and encourages everyone to wear denim on Wednesday, April 24th to show your support in ending sexual violence against women. In 1998, the Italian Supreme Court overturned a rape conviction in which a young girl was raped by her driving instructor. The court stated that because the young girl’s jeans were so tight, she must have helped her perpetrator take them off; therefore it must have been consensual sex. Italian women were so outraged by the court’s decision that they began to wear denim in protest and thus, a movement was begun.

On Wednesday, Safe Place will be tabling in Trinity Commons to show our support for what has become an international movement. Stop by our table and grab a teal ribbon in support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, sign a pair of jeans to show your support and get information about the services offered by Safe Place.

For more information, please contact Emily Peart, Safe Place Administrator, by phone at 530.898.3030 or by e-mail at