In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness month
Watch for news of our 2024 Denim Day Event
Location: To be announced
The campaign began when a rape conviction was overturned when the judge reasoned the victim was wearing tight jeans and, therefore, must have helped the attacker remove them, thereby, implying consent. For the past 22 years, millions of people wear denim in solidarity with survivors and exposing harmful behaviors and attitudes surrounding sexual violence.
“Who Gives A Scrap”
April 26, 2023
Denim Day is observed throughout the world on the last Wednesday of April with events calling attention to the myths surrounding sexual abuse. Locally, Finding Our Voices presented a Denim Day Fashion Show showcasing survivors and their allies modeling Denim Garments embellished with slogans and symbols of survivor support. Myths about sexual assault were shared, along with the statistics that debunked the myths. The event was held in the studio of Who Gives a Scrap where dozens of advocacy posters were displayed. A survivor quilt with more than 200 survivor handprints from the 1990’s ‘Healing Images Artfests’ called attention to the local survivor movements over many decades.
“A Walk to City Hall”
April 28, 2022
On behalf of the survivors and allies, Colorado Senate Bill 73 has eliminated the limitations for reporting sexual abuse and holds institutions liable for any cover up. Survivors need to be heard, believed and seen. Denim Day activities are an opportunity to show support for survivors and let them know the abuse was not their fault.
July 29, 2021
We hope to help even more people through Denim Day, an event that will take place on July 29 outside the Pioneer Museum. This year’s event will feature a denim fashion show that will take place near the El Paso County Courthouse. “We are asking the courts, the justice system, and the public to support survivors and not offenders,” Aubrey explained.