Denim Day– Tomorrow at Auraria!

We can’t believe that TOMORROW is Denim Day! The month of April has really flown by. We’ve been busy sponsoring and co-sponsoring a number of great events on campus, including Denim Day tomorrow.

The history of Denim Day: In 1992, an 18 year old girl in Italy was picked up by her driving instructor to begin a driving lesson. Soon after, she was raped on the side of the road by the instructor. She pressed charges and won her case. The instructor appealed and the case when to the Italian High Court. In 1999 the Court overturned the conviction with a member of the High Court declaring that since the victim wore very tight jeans, the instructor could not have removed them himself, therefore the victim must have willingly participated. Women of the Italian legislature protested the decision by wearing jeans to work. As news of the decision spread, so did the protest. For more information visit: http://www.denimdayusa.org).

Auraria’s observance of Denim Day begins tomorrow at 11 am with a rally at the Tivoli Commons. We’ll begin marching at 11:45 and end at the 9th Street Park at 12:15 for a picnic and speeches from The Colorado Mammoth, The Denver Roller Dolls, Kathy Robertson of Abby’s Voice and Michael Kimmel, author of Manhood in America: A Cultural History.

We’ve been looking forward to this event for a long time; we hope you can make it! (And remember to wear denim!)

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