Denim Day Paint Night & Denim Day 2018

Denim Day Paint Night is Wednesday, April 4th!

Join us at Faith & Giggles, 42 N Main St. in Hartford and create something beautiful at 6 PM.  Everyone is invited to paint denim with a purpose, support survivors and educate yourself and others about sexual assault.   You may bring your own jeans or paint the jeans that will be provided.  Cost is $10.  All proceeds go toward supporting local victims and the education of the area SANE Nurses (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner). Together we will paint jeans in support of victims of sexual crimes.

Every year, on the last Wednesday in April, The Denim Day Campaign is run in honor of Sexual Violence Awareness Month. In Italy, in 1989, an eighteen year old was forcibly raped by her driving instructor. The case against the perpetrator was overturned, since the judge ruled that he could not have gotten the victims tight jeans off without her assistance. The judge ruled, this did not count as rape. In solidarity, women in the Italian Parliament all wore jeans to work to protest this ruling. Denim Day was created based on this act, and has been in effect for the past 29 years.

On April 25th, Denim Day, money is raised in order to support those who have suffered from sexual violence, as well as to increase the education on how to handle and prevent sexual violence. Money for educational classes and certifications for the SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) nurses is collected and will be made available for the nurses at Aurora Medical Center Hartford and the Froedtert St. Joseph Hospital in West Bend. The Medical Center Foundation of Hartford is taking part in this campaign to support those who work with victims and those who suffer from sexual violence.

Local businesses in the community will have specially made Denim Day boards that contain more information about the event and the work that is done with the money raised to help educate our SANE nurses in Hartford and West Bend.

Please consider donating at the link below.