Grand Island – CrisisCenterstaff members will be celebrating casual Friday throughout the month of April, sportingcomfortable jeans in an effort to raise awareness about an uncomfortablesubject.
The staff settled on jeans because Aprilis Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Denim Day is April 23rd.
Denim Day was started after anItalian Supreme Court Justice said he overturned a rape conviction because "thevictim wore very, very tight jeans, she had to help him remove them, and byremoving the jeans it was no longer rape but consensual sex."
This month the Crisis Center hopesto raise awareness on sexual assault and rape and let residents know about theservices they provide.
The Crisis Center, serving Hamilton,Howard, Merrick and Hall counties, provides:
The Centerbelieves that an entire month of awareness is needed because of how often sexualassaults and rapes happen and how few rapists actually see the inside of acell.
Moreinformation on Denim Day can be found on their website, http://denimdayusa.org/.