Denim Day 2017Join ZCenter on April 26th to make a difference and a statement!
We wear denim because…
1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will experience some form of sexual abuse before they turn 18 years old. Because every 98 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted, and every 8 minutes, that victim is a child. Because only 6 out of every 1,000 perpetrators will end up in prison and most sexual assaults are never reported.
How can you make a difference?
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month! Join ZCenter as we raise awareness of sexual violence by having your workplace host a “Denim Day” at your office where staff donate $5 to ZCenter’s comprehensive services in order to wear jeans for the day. If you would like informational materials and pins for participants in your office, please email Rachael Josephsen at RJosephsen@zcenter.org.
Twenty-three years ago a convicted rapist in Italy was set free when a judge argued that, “because the victim wore very, very tight jeans, she had to help him remove them, and by removing the jeans it was no longer rape but consensual sex.” A worldwide movement was spawned and still continues to combat victim-blaming stereotypes. At ZCenter, we are constantly working to create a community of zero tolerance for sexual violence and a community where survivors know they will be supported by compassionate peers and leaders. Given the staggering statistics on sexual assault, there are great odds that someone we care about, whether we know it or not, has been affected by sexual assault and abuse. Will you be a part of showing them they are surrounded by friends and community members who believe and support them? There is no way our work would be possible without the support of our community – please join us this year as we continue to take steps to end sexual violence!]]>