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Denim Day

When: Fri., April 3 and Wed., April 29 2015

In 1999, a rape conviction against a 45-year-old Italian man was overturned by the country's Supreme Court. The 18-year-old woman (his driving student) he'd assaulted was wearing jeans, which, according to the Head Judge, were too tight for him to have removed from her body without her help. Therefore, the act was one of consensual sex, not rape. Following this, women in the Italian Parliament decided to wear jeans to work as a sign of protest. The movement has spread globally now, with today formally set aside to show support for sexual assault survivors. In the Pikes Peak region, that means helping domestic violence safe house and advocacy organization TESSA. Don your jeans and post "selfies" with the hashtag #TESSADenimDay, and/or donate to TESSA's cause. Find more at on.fb.me/1b7iY0P and denimdayinfo.org. — Edie Adelstein

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