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april, 2020

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29aprAll DayDenim Day to support Survivors of SV(All Day: wednesday)

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Denim Day is a global sexual violence prevention and education campaign to spread the message that there is never an excuse for rape. 

Denim Day provides critical financial support for women, men and children affected by sexual violence in the Greater Tri-Cities Area of Virginia, and this support is needed now more than ever. All donations for participation no matter how large or small will make a difference in the lives of local families!

We support families in the Cities of Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, Fort Lee and the Counties of Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Surry, and Sussex.

If you have any questions, email anna@thejameshouse.org. Make a GIFT HERE today and mention that you support Denim Day or sexual violence survivors!

SUPPORT LOCAL SURVIVORS 

You or your denim day workplace captain can track donations on our support log so we know who to send thanks! Donations are accepted via US mail or our secure online via PayPal link www.thejameshouse.org/donate. Our link will allow credit card payments without PayPal login.

Our mailing address is James House, 6610 Commons Drive, Suite C, Prince George, VA 23875.

SNAP A PHOTO AND PARTICIPATE IN THE CHALLENGE

In addition to wearing jeans, here are some ideas to make Denim Day more engaging:

  • Photos! Capture your involvement by taking individual or family group photos. Do not gather in groups at your expense, pictures from your home office in denim attire is perfect! Make sure you have consent from a parent or guardian for any children and everyone in the photo because we will be posting them on Facebook.
  • Competition! This year we will have a ‘Cover Something in Denim’ competition. The person/team with the most creativedenim coveredproject will win recognition and a gift certificate to a small business to support! Contest submissions will be collected through April 29,2020 at 11:59PMvia social media tag or email.
  • To share your pictures, you can post your photos and tag us @thejameshousehelps on Facebook, @TheJamesHouse on Twitter, and @thejameshousehelps on Instagram by April 29, or email them to anna@thejameshouse.org.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF DENIM DAY

Why denim? Denim Day was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt 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. Denim Day was developed in response to this case and wearing jeans during this annual event has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault.

Time

All Day (Wednesday)

Location

Virtual