Wheelock Celebrates Denim Day

May 01, 2017

Wheelock student on Denim DayWheelock students, faculty and staff participated in Denim Day, April 16, 2017, by wearing jeans and other denim clothing to raise awareness and show support for survivors of sexual violence. Though the first time that Wheelock has participated, Denim Day is a national campaign developed by Peace Over Violence in response to an Italian Supreme Court decision to overturn a sexual assault conviction based on the tightness of the victim's jeans in the 1990s.

Denim Day is an initiative of Wheelock's Title IX Office, which responds to complaints of sexual violence and serves as the central prevention and education platform for sexual misconduct, intimate partner violence, sexual or gender based harassment and discrimination as well as stalking.

In addition to wearing denim, resources and ribbons were available for students throughout the day in the Campus Center and many community members participated in the Denim Day Dining event, which was co-sponsored by the Title IX Office, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and Wheelock's Counseling Center.

For more information regarding Denim Day or how to get involved in future events, please contact the Title IX Coordinator for Students, Erin Sullivan, at esullivan@wheelock.edu.

PHOTOS FROM DENIM DAY

Wheelock Staff participating in Denim Day 2017

Wheelock Staff participating in Denim Day 2017

Wheelock Staff participating in Denim Day 2017

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