April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Betty Griffin House is proud to present Denim Day on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 – a campaign aimed to raise awareness about the dynamics of sexual violence a call to action for all people to come together for the health and safety of everyone in our community.
Take part in this effort by wearing denim as a visible symbol of support for ending sexual violence in our community.
Why denim day, you ask? A symbolic gesture – an Italian court overturned a rape conviction due to the judges believing that the victim had consented to sexual contact since, in their opinion; her jeans were so tight the perpetrator could not have gotten them off without her assistance. Sounds outrageous, yet in Italy, and all over the world, victims of sexual assault continue to be disbelieved and accused of causing the rape due to their behavior… or fashion sense.
This has to stop!
Be part of the solution to end sexual violence by wearing denim on April 23th, 2014. Companies are encouraged to support their employees in choosing denim for this one day event, as a visible sign of their commitment to ending violence.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. E-mail your group’s picture decked out in denim and we will post it on our Facebook page. Contact us early to get teal bracelets or lapel pins to show your support.
As a private, nonprofit agency, Betty Griffin House provides emergency shelter to abused women, men and their minor children. Other support services available to shelter residents and non-residents include a 24-hour crisis hotline, individual and group counseling, forensic/medical rape exams, and legal assistance. Confidential individual and group counseling are available in all parts of St. Johns County, including Hastings, Ponte Vedra Beach, St. Johns, St. Augustine and St. Augustine Beach. For more information or to make a donation, please visit our website at www.bettygriffinhouse.org. You may also like us on Facebook.
If you or someone you know is being abused, please call our hotline at (904) 824-1555.