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Virtual Happy Hour for MN Performing Arts
April 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Grab yourself a warm tea, refreshing soda, or ‘quarantini’ of choice and join us in virtual community via Zoom. These gatherings are open to anyone involved in Minnesota’s performing arts community.
In observance of International #DenimDay, we invite you to wear denim to this virtual happy hour to show solidarity and support for victims and survivors of sexual violence. (More information about #DenimDay below.)
Blake Potthoff – Executive Director, Fairmont Opera House; Board President, Minnesota Presenter’s Network
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 | 4:00 – 5:30pm → Register Here.
ABOUT DENIM DAY
Denim Day takes place annually in April raising awareness about all forms of sexual violence.
An Italian Parliament in 1999 overturned a 1992 rape conviction based on the victim’s clothing. According to the decision, the woman was wearing tight jeans, and therefore must have given consent. This decision led to protests in Italy where women wore jeans showing support for the victim.
Throughout the country and world, the day sets a standard of support for survivors and provides a foundation for solidarity through a simple message; there is no reason for sexual assault, not even the type of clothes a person wears.
The day calls for everyone to wear denim to show support for victims and survivors of sexual harassment, abuse, assault, and rape. College campuses, clinics, businesses, and organizations host educational events and fundraiser to increase awareness and change misconceptions.
HOW TO OBSERVE DENIM DAY
Wear denim. Join a prevention and education campaign. Donate or volunteer to help the cause – domestic violence centers and hotlines require assistance. Learn to become an advocate for change. Learn more by visiting www.denimdayinfo.org and use #DenimDay to share on social media.