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Bank recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness Month on Denim Day

On April 26, the staff at Sundance State Bank joined millions of others by wearing denim to show their support for the Denim Day campaign in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

This annual event takes place on a Wednesday in April. It serves as a powerful reminder to the public of the ongoing prevalence of sexual violence in our communities and the need for increased awareness, prevention and support.

Denim Day originated in 1999 in response to a court ruling in Italy that overturned a rape conviction because the victim was wearing tight jeans, implying she had given consent. This ruling sparked outrage that led to the creation of Denim Day and has since spread across the globe, with people wearing denim as a symbol of solidarity with survivors.

Crook County Family Violence and Sexual Assault Services, Inc. appreciates Sundance State Bank and their staff for donating to the agency and participating in the Denim Day campaign.

This participation helps spread the message that sexual violence is never acceptable, and we as a community can combat victim-blaming attitudes and promote the message that sexual assault is never the victim's fault, regardless of what they are wearing.