Help us honor survivors and raise awareness of sexual violence.
Each April in conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness Month, people around the world recognize Denim Day. Denim Day is an annual remembrance of a 1992 Italian Supreme Court Case, in which a rape conviction was overturned. The justices believed that because the victim was wearing tight jeans, she must have helped the attacker remove them and therefore it was consensual. Women in the Italian Parliament protested the following day by wearing jeans. Staff at Pillars Community Health (the largest nonprofit provider of mental health and social services in the western and southwestern suburbs) wear jeans each Denim Day to commemorate the protest.
Join us on Denim Day for Pillars Community Health’s first-ever tree planting in honor of victims and survivors of sexual violence. Participants will be given the opportunity to write words of empowerment and plant them with the tree. The “Tree of Hope” event will be immediately followed by “I Scream against Rape,” an ice cream social at our Hickory Hills location. Members of the public are invited to wear jeans and attend the event.
Pillars Community Health is committed to providing Sexual Assault Services to survivors. Click here to learn more about our services.