LISTSERV - 2010

Denim Day 2010 Takes On Prisoner Rape


April 13, 2010 -

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and next Wednesday, April 21, is Denim Day -- an international day of action during which hundreds of thousands of Americans wear jeans as a statement against sexual violence. This year's Denim Day campaign will emphasize the urgent need to end prisoner rape.

In addition to raising awareness, the goal of Denim Day is to stimulate policy change. Next week, Just Detention International and Denim Day sponsor Peace Over Violence will encourage participants to send postcards to the U.S. Attorney General in support of strong national standards addressing sexual abuse in detention.

Please join us next Wednesday by wearing jeans and by taking a stand against all sexual violence -- in the community and behind bars.



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