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Nonprofit hosts Denim Day event in Colorado Springs, supporting sexual assault survivors

COLORADO SPRINGS, Co., (KRDO) - Local nonprofit group Finding Our Voices hosted a Denim Day Show Thursday at the Pioneer Museum Gazebo in Colorado Springs to support victims of sexual assault.

Internationally, Denim Day is a day when people wear jeans to support survivors of sexual assault and showcase their commitment to exposing harmful behaviors surrounding sexual violence.

The event featured models wearing denim jeans donated by local stores. The models will carry signs with statistics and facts of sexual assault.

Denim became an activist symbol after a judge in Italy in the 90s overturned a rape conviction because the 18-year-old victim was wearing tight denim jeans.

According to the Rape Abuse & Incest National Network, every 68 seconds an American is sexually assaulted.

Denim Day is usually celebrated in April, but the nonprofit held event in July due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

For more information on how to donate you can head to their website.

For more information on Denim Day, and the Italian court case, click here.

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