Tuesday, April 21, 2020

UMD Denim Day

In 1998, the Italian Supreme Court overturned a rape conviction because the assailant had been wearing jeans. The judges argued that because the jeans were so tight, the victim must have helped remove them, therefore implying consent. This Wednesday, April 29th will be the 21st Denim Day, where people all around the world wear denim to show solidarity and support for survivors, and educate about issues of power-based violence and victim-blaming. Wear your denim today to support survivors! Share pictures on your social media and tag @careumd with the hashtags #DenimDay and #RaiseYourVoiceUMD If you or someone you know has experienced sexual violence and needs urgent advocacy services, you can call our crisis line at 301-741-3442. If it is a non-urgent matter, you can email uhc-care@umd.edu. During normal fall and spring semesters, our office is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm and is located in the University Health Center on the ground floor. You can also visit the UMD Raise Your Voice website (https://umd.edu/raise-your-voice) to learn more about the University’s sexual assault prevention and awareness campaign. Here, you can become connected with resources for survivors, ways to get involved on campus, and information regarding policy, procedures, and reporting obligations relating to sexual misconduct on campus.