Denim Day Tucson Live Art event

Hosted by Denim Day Tucson: Artists Working to End Sexual Violence and Take Back The Night Tucson

“Join us to stand up for survivors and protest rape culture and victim blaming.

Looking for volunteer artists, models, photographers, etc to come out and be part of public displays in support of survivors and to stand up to Rape Culture! Saturday April 21st 7pm to 10pm. Please PM Kate Ramlow Meyerto volunteer!

About Denim Day: In 1998, the Italian Supreme Court Dismissed charges against a rape suspect because his victim was wearing jeans at the time of the attack. The court stated in its decision that “it is common knowledge… that jeans cannot even be partly removed without the effective help of the person wearing them… and it is impossible if the victim is struggling with all her might.” The judgment sparked a worldwide outcry from those who understand that coercion and threats of violence are a part of the act of rape. The next day, women in the Italian legislature protested by wearing jeans and holding place cards that read “Jeans: An Alibi for Rape.””

One response to “Denim Day Tucson Live Art event

  1. About 20 painted jeans were on display at Haggerty Plaza on 4th Avenue, plus 2 artists were painting messages against sexual assault on 2 female models. Flyer being handed out says: “Without Consent, it’s Sexual Assault/ Did you Get Consent?
    Consent is:
    Consent is not:
    Unconscious”. Crisis Line for SACASA 520-327-7273.

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