Save the Date 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 (Time and Location to Be Determined)

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.

Denim Day Pledge

I pledge to:

Speak out against jokes or attitudes that make light of or promote sexual violence or harassment.

Recognize and speak up when I hear statements that blame the victims.

Use my Denim Day NYC experience as a way to talk to friends and raise awareness about sexual assault.

If I know a survivor I will:

Let them share their story and believe what they say and offer unconditional support.

Communicate without judgment, blame or pity.

Assure them that it wasn’t their fault.

Share appropriate resources:

            NYC Sexual Assault Hotline 212-227-3000

            www.denimday.nyc

            NYPD Special Victims Division 24-hour hotline 646-610-7272