Denim Day 2014
Thanks to Horace Mann School for helping us put on a wonderful Neighborhood Festival!
Every year we celebrate the multicultural vitality of our community through our Neighborhood Festival. We invite friends and family to join us for fun games, art, music, community service, and much more. Our festival is made possible through a service-learning partnership with the Horace Mann School Center for Community Values and Action.
Our volunteers made a quilt for Denim Day!
We’re busy planning a fun Play Street for this summer!
The next planning meeting is in May. Email us at email@example.com if you want to get involved with the committee.
Denim Day 2014
We’re celebrating Denim Day with a volunteer project on Friday, April 11th. We’re collecting old jeans, cutting them up, and building a quilt. On Denim Day (April 23rd), we encourage you to take a picture of yourself in denim, post on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook/Tumblr (tag us!), and use the hashtag #DenimDayNYC.
Help us fight destructive attitudes about sexual assault and abuse!
About Denim Day
Denim Day grew out of a 1998 Italian Supreme Court decision that overturned a rape conviction because the victim wore tight jeans. The judges reasoned the victim’s tight jeans meant that she had to have helped her assailant remove them, implying consent. People all over the world were outraged, and wearing jeans became an international symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes and myths surrounding sexual assault.
Peace Over Violence, a nonprofit organization in Los Angeles, led by Patti Giggans, organized the country’s first Denim Day event in 1999. Under POV’s leadership, Denim Day LA & USA has grown into a national movement. In 2011, more than 2 million Americans participated in Denim Day.
April is an important month for awareness.
It is National Child Abuse Prevention Month as well as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. In addition, April 6 - 12 is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.
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