Chi Psi Omega Chapter members collaborated for the Fourth Year with Coral Springs Human Resources Department, City Hall in the Mall, for “Denim Day’, April 25th, the official day set aside by Broward County for the day long observance; wearing jeans.
Since April is designated Sexual Assault Month, in honor and celebration of “Denim Day”, the chapter fosters a campaign to prevent sexual violence through education and public awareness.
The purpose of “Denim Day” is to wear jeans as a visible means to show, dispel harmful myths and protect against misconceptions that surrounds sexual assault. “Denim Day” came into fruition or was triggered by a ruling of the Italian Supreme Court overturning a rape conviction because the justices agreed that since the victim was wearing tight jeans; she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans; thereby, willfully giving consent.
By partnering and collaborating with other agencies, Chi Psi Omega Chapter members believe that this undertaking; although a gesture, serves notice and is an impetus for others to join in this campaign; thereby, further increasing awareness and advancing the education of the communities about sexual violence. “The Jeans I Wear Are Mine to BARE”.
Collaborating chapter members included Barbara J. Thomas, Event organizer, Ernestine H. Bobb, Ann Burnett Lee, Jerelene S. Franklin, Bernice Pearson, Veronica E. Phillips and Tscharner Strapp,