The Marquette community on Wednesday, April 23, recognizes Denim Day, an annual international effort to support survivors of sexual assault and all types of sexual violence.
Denim Day began as a protest against a 1997 Italian court case, in which a convicted rapist's sentence was overturned. The court ruled that because the teenage victim's jeans were tight, the victim must have assisted in their removal, thereby making the act consensual. Enraged, the women in the Italian Parliament protested by wearing jeans to work.
Celebrate: Alumni National Awards ceremonies will be held April 24-26
University to celebrate 25th anniversary of Hunger Clean-up service project, April 26
Spinal cord injury is topic of next 'Marquette Presents' forum, April 29
Poetry readings by Milwaukee poets Charles P. Ries and Stephen Anderson will be April 28
Future Milwaukee leadership program now accepting applications for 2014-15 class