A Cause I Believe In: Demin Day & Rock the Denim
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The Rock the Denim Campaign is a community fundraising and awareness effort that adopts the spirit of Denim Day. In 1999 an Italian Supreme Court overturned the conviction of a 45 year old driving instructor for the rape of his 18 year old student. The reason cited was the girl’s clothing. It was determined that because she wore blue jeans the instructor could not have removed them without assistance, therefore she must have consented. People everywhere were outraged and within hours prominent women within the legal community were walking the courthouse in blue jeans to protest the decision. Since that time Denim Day in LA and the USA was born. Peace Over Violence, the agency behind Denim Day, centers this campaign around the fact that a woman’s choice of clothing is no excuse for rape.
|Artwork by Elizabet Garzon|
On April 20th, 2013, we are presenting the Rock the Denim Concert Event in Barnet Park. This will be an evening of live music, children’s activities and denim displays from the community. The live musical act will be JJ Dae, One Love, The Wheresville Project, Sound Medicine, The Consumers and Greenfield Excursion. We will also have children’s activities from 3:00pm – 7:00pm as well as food and drink vendors inside the park. We plan for this to be a time to celebrate our community and come together to take a stand against sexual violence.
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