Working Together To End Sexual Violence!

Join Us To Take a Stand and End Sexual Assault and Violence!

Denim Day NYC is a coalition of community agencies, elected officials, students, and volunteers united to promote awareness around the issue of sexual assault. Denim Day grew out of a case in which a rape conviction was overturned because the judge reasoned the victim’s tight jeans meant that she had to have helped her assailant remove them, implying consent.  People were outraged all over the world and wearing jeans became an international symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes and myths surrounding sexual assault. Denim Day started in Los Angeles and has grown into an international movement. Denim Day NYC started in 2010 with a collaborative of three agencies and has grown to more than 40 agencies uniting to promote awareness around the issue of sexual assault.

Events for Denim Day NYC take place all over the city! Please be sure to scroll down the page to see all of our planned events. 

Below are planned events for each Borough. 

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Manhattan:


 Pre-Rally Denim Day Sign-Making Event                                                      (Co-Sponsored with Women's March on Washington - NYC Chapter)

JOIN US SUNDAY, April 23rd for a FREE Sign-Making Event at the Trinity LES Lutheran Church as we gather to to make signs in preparation for the Denim Day rally. Snacks will be available.    

April 23, 2017

2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Trinity Lower East Side Lutheran Parish

602 E 9th St.

New York, New York 10009

 

Denim Day Rally

April 26, 2017

11:00 a.m.

Foley Square

111 Worth St.

New York, NY 10013

 

Bronx:


Denim Day NYC Bronx March

Marchers meet at Mt. Eden Parkway and the Grand Concourse at 4:15 PM.  Marchers will march from the meeting location to the Bronx Museum for Special Performances and Activities.

 

 

Brooklyn:


DENIM WALK ACROSS THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE

The Office of Brooklyn Borough President, Eric L. Adams will kick off the Denim Walk at the Brooklyn Borough Hall Columbus Park - Plaza Steps on 4/26/17 at 9am. Immediately following the Denim Walk Kickoff, BK Style (Fashion Week Brooklyn organizers), models, and stylists will lead a March from Brooklyn Borough Hall Steps to Foley Square where they will join the main rally. 

 

Queens:


Events are to be determined. 

Staten Island:


Join Safe Horizon on April 26, 2017, at the Staten Island Ferry terminal, as they provide resources to commuters about support services for survivors of sexual assault. They will be available from 3pm to 6pm at the terminal.