This year marks the 19th commemoration of Denim Day, and the fifth year of the Gender Relations Center hosting the initiative at Notre Dame.
Denim Day is an annual campaign focused on raising awareness about sexual violence and persistent victim blaming myths. The event was initiated after an Italian High Court overturned a rape conviction arguing that, since the victim was wearing tight jeans, she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual violence.
Visit Fieldhouse Mall from 12:00pm - 3:00pm on April 24 or April 25 to sign the pledge and pick up a sticker.