Finding Our Voices
Denim Day Event
501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization est. 2010
#HEALING IS POSSIBLE
“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
– Pablo Picasso
Denim Day April 27, 2022
You are invited to wear your denim for
Denim Day in support of Survivors!
What: Denim Day Walk
Why: To Support Support Survivors, end victim blaming and destructive myths surrounding sexual violence
When: Wednesday, April 27, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Portico of First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain, Walk to City Hall on Nevada
Who: Finding Our Voices
Why Denim Day?
Denim Day is a global campaign in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The campaign began after a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court when a rape conviction was overturned because the justices reasoned that the victim was wearing tight jeans and, therefore, must have helped the attacker remove them, thereby, implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans to show solidarity with the victim. Patti Giggans and Peace Over Violence developed the Denim Day campaign in response to the case and the activism surrounding it. What started as a local campaign to bring awareness to victim blaming and destructive myths that surround sexual violence has grown into a movement.
On behalf of all the survivors and allies in our community, Governor Polis recently signed Senate Bill 73 that eliminates the statute of limitations for reporting crimes of sexual abuse and holds institutions liable for any cover up. Survivors need to be heard and seen and this is a great opportunity for all of Colorado Springs to let survivors know they are supported and the abuse was not their fault.
Finding Our Voices (FOV) relies totally on donations to provide healing art programs.
You can donate on our website below.
Donations of $20 or more will receive (while supplies last!) a stainless steel water bottle!
We’ll also have stickers for all participants.