Tomorrow is Denim Day at Chico State, 4/26

April 26, 2017 is Denim Day at Chico State! Denim Day is a national effort to promote support and solidarity for survivors of sexual assault, and to confront victim blaming culture. Make a social statement of support and awareness with your fashion statement by wearing denim this Wednesday at Chico State.

Denim Day is a sign of protest against harmful attitudes and beliefs about sexual assault that was triggered by an Italian Supreme Court decision. The Supreme Court overturned a rape conviction 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.

We invite you to participate in this campaign by wearing denim, and joining Safe Place and other organizations in The Gauntlet from 10am-2pm for photo campaigns and further discussion about supporting survivors, promoting violence prevention, and changing culture through activism. Campus departments and groups are encouraged to take a group picture of their denim statement and send it to safeplace@csuchico.edu so that we can share it on social media.