Mayor Barrett Urges Milwaukee Residents to Wear Denim April 26

Mayor Barrett Urges Milwaukee Residents to Wear Denim April 26

Mayor Barrett Urges Milwaukee Residents to Wear Denim April 26

The story of Denim Day's inspiration comes from a case in Italy in which a rape conviction was overturned due to the court believing the victim's tight jeans were a sign that she must have assisted her rapist in removing the denim which ultimately led them to the belief that consent had been given.

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear spoke out Tuesday to increase awareness of sexual assault.

Denim Day is an worldwide movement to showcase support for victims of sexual violence. The victim was an 18-year old girl who had been picked up by her married 45-year old driving instructor for her very first lesson.

First Lady Kathleen Sandoval is encouraging all Nevadans to join her in participating in Denim Day Wednesday April 26th.

The following day, women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim.

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"It's a day that brings awareness, so it doesn't matter if it's sexual assault against the LGBT, the black community, Hispanic community, it's just one encompassing thing", Sullivan said.

Detroit is using the day to raise funding to test thousands of rape kids left abandoned since 2009, according to the Detroit Free Press.

However, Denim Day remains a symbol of protest against sexual assault.

Locally, The Women's Center provides prevention, crisis intervention, and support services with regard to domestic violence, sexual assault, and other major life transitions.

And the campaign's Milwaukee chapter is hanging jeans from downtown light poles as well as having a city-wide drive for sexual assault kits. The Denim Day table will be an opportunity to discuss this issue with students. It is important to show support for the victims and survivors.

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