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Denim Day Survivor Display
April 26, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Denim Day: A symbolic gesture –Denim Day is an international protest responding to the Italian Supreme Court’s overruling of a rape conviction in 1999. Although the assailant had been found guilty at trial, the Supreme Court argued that because jeans are difficult to remove, the assailant couldn’t have done so without the victim’s help. Sounds outrageous, yet all over the world, women and men who are victims of sexual assault continue to be disbelieved and accused of causing the assault due to their behavior… or fashion sense. Community members, schools, and companies are encouraged to wear jeans on this day as it is also Administrative Professionals Day in support of survivors and bringing awareness to the issue.
Survivors of Sexual Assault have created artwork for a Denim Day Survivor Display 11:00am–1:00pm in the Union at the University Wisconsin Marathon County Campus, 518 S. 7th Ave, Wausau.