Denim Day is April 27: Wear your jeans

To: UCSC Community

From: Student Health Outreach Promotion (SHOP)

Make a social statement with your fashion statement. Take a stand against rape, sexual assault and dating violence.  Denim Day at UCSC will be held on Wednesday, April 27. This campaign gives people the chance to make a social statement with their fashion statement while supporting survivors of sexual assault and spreading awareness about sexual violence.

Organized by SAFE (Sexual Assault Facts & Education) at SHOP (Student Health Outreach & Promotion), Denim Day recalls an Italian court case that sparked international outrage when judges did not convict a rapist because the victim wore jeans. The judge ruled that because the victim was wearing tight jeans, she must have helped her attacker remove them, thus implying consent.

Since then, Denim Day has grown to become a national movement held annually during April, which is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Every 2 minutes, someone is sexually assaulted in the U.S. Our goal is to raise awareness and to erase misconceptions about sexual violence so we can work to prevent it. For more information about Denim Day contact: or 459-2721. Denim Day at UCSC is organized by SAFE.