Denim Day came about in 1999 when an Italian court overturned a rape conviction because the victim was wearing jeans, which they said couldn't have been removed without the victim's help. Since then, wearing jeans on "Denim Day" has been a way to show their support for the victim.
"It brings awareness to the myths that surround sexual assault," said YWCA Volunteer Coordinator Whitney Lohman.
The judgment sparked a protest over myths and attitudes that often blame the victim. The last event for Sexual Assault Awareness month is Thursday evening where a survivor will be sharing her sexual assault story at the YWCA.