Denim Day Wednesday in protest of Sexual Assaults

Apr 15, 2014 8:55 PM

Women and Men are encouraged to wear jeans with a purpose next Wednesday, April 23rd, for “Denim Day.”

The demonstration is in protest of a 1999 Italian Supreme Court decision that overturned a rape conviction because the victim wore jeans, reasoning that she must have helped her attacker remove them. People around the world protested, and continue to protest today against destructive myths and attitudes concerning sexual assault.

Rape Crisis Intervention and Prevention serves residents of Butte, Glenn and Tehama Counties and will benefit by a Denim Day Fundraiser at local Round Table Pizza Restaurants. They include the Round Table on Mangrove in Chico, as well as Round Tables in Willows, Orland, Paradise, and Red Bluff.

On Wednesday, April 30th, Rape Crisis is hosting an Open House to “Shine the Light” on sexual violence. It’s from 6 – 8 p.m. at the office, at 2889 Cohasset Road. A ceremony is planned at 7 p.m. where participants are encouraged to use flashlights, candles, and even headlights to “Shine the Light” on the problem.

Rape Crisis is also asking community members to take part in the “30 Days of April” campaign. Residents are encouraged to donate just three cents per day, to help survivors of sexual violence. The non-profit agency has been providing assistance to all sexual assault survivors since 1974. For more information call (530) 891-1331 or visit


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