On Wednesday, April 25, 2018, the Irwindale Police Department will participate in “Denim Day 2018” in honor of Sexual Violence Awareness, a campaign by the organization Peace Over Violence.
Irwindale Police Officers will be wearing their “Class C” Uniforms on this day, which is comprised of denim jeans and polo shirts to show our support for “Denim Day 2018”.
The “Denim Day” campaign was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the Justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim.
Peace Over Violence developed the “Denim Day” campaign in response to this case and the activism surrounding it. Since then, wearing jeans on “Denim Day” has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault. In this rape prevention education campaign we ask community members, elected officials, businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion by wearing jeans on this day as a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual assault. For more info about Denim Day, please visit their website at www.denimdayinfo.org
The Irwindale Police Department invites the community to join us on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 4:00 PM for a short walk around the Irwindale Civic Center and Irwindale City Park as police department and city hall employees promote “Denim Day 2018”. Those wishing to attend our event are asked to meet in front of Irwindale City Hall, 5050 N. Irwindale Ave, Irwindale, CA, 91706 at 4:00 pm.
You can download a copy of the event flyer HERE