On a Wednesday in April each year, Peace Over Violence celebrates Denim Day to raise awareness about sexual violence. April is chosen because it is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This campaign was started when an Italian Supreme Court ruled that a sexual assault conviction be overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans, she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, implying consent. The next day, women in Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity.
For All Seasons participated in Denim Day as a symbol of solidarity with victims of sexual violence. It was the hope of Peace Over Violence that by wearing denim, people everywhere can make a statement of activism against the harmful misconceptions that surround sexual assault.
For All Seasons offers individual and group therapy, general, child and adolescent therapy, marriage and couples counseling, grief counseling, school-based mental health therapy, urgent care services, Rape Crisis Response, Rape Crisis Counseling and Support, 24-Hour English and Spanish Hotlines, and education and outreach programming. For further information about For All Seasons, call 410-822-1018. For the 24-Hour Crisis Hotline, call Toll-Free: 800-310-7273. For further information about Denim Day, visit http://denimdayinfo.org.
Caption: Pictured front row kneeling, left to right, are Julie Crain, Susan Truitt, Beth Anne Langrell, and Nancy James. Second row, left to right, are Bonnie Thomas, Ivy Garcia, Rebecca Lepter, Yeslee Martinez, Jen Collins (kneeling), Lynda Koppelman, and Maureen Curtin. Back row, left to right, are Andrea Hammond, Kathy Langrell, Lois Bahr, Kathleen Traversari, Lisa Hymas, and Alberto Ardaya.