Last year’s free event successfully raised enough money to process one rape kit. This year’s goal is to raise at least $2,000, which thanks to the new labs processing the kits, is now enough to process 4 rape kits.
“Testing just one kit can solve and prevent multiple assaults,” Wayne Co. Asst. Prosecuting Attorney, Mary DuFour Marrow expressed in her email of thanks after attending last year’s event. “Please know we appreciate every penny!”
Denim Day is a global movement to end victim blaming and correct misconceptions surrounding sexual assault. It takes place the last Wednesday in April, sparked by a ruling of the Italian Supreme Court which overturned a rape conviction because they felt a teenage victim must have helped her rapist remove her tight jeans, thereby implying consent.
DENIM DAY DETROIT will again be free, however, we are asking supporters for donations of $5 of more, and inviting businesses to participate by wearing jeans and making a donation.
Realizing sexual assault is a heavy topic, DENIM DAY DETROIT will feature Music, Poetry, Talk Show – style Discussions, Self Defense, a Denim Photo Shoot and interactive activities designed to make people feel empowered and enthused about their involvement in ending sexual assault in Detroit. The after-work event will again be hosted by singer and activist, Consuela Lopez of BombaRica Cultural and Performing Arts.
Mahogany Jones is the force behind a CD compilation entitled PURE, Vol. 1 which celebrates women and addresses issues including sexual assault. The CD spawned A PURE Movement as a form of Hip hop activism focused on empowering women.
FOR MOR INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Jasmine Stallworth, Event Organizer
313 – 585 – 3322
Get Jayne Consulting, LLC