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April 24, 2017
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April 26, 2017 as Denim Day


Mayor Dyer will call on Marcia Hope Goodwin, Chief Service Officer and Director of Community Affairs & Human Relations, to introduce the proclamation.

The month of April is national Sexual Assault Awareness Month to raise awareness that sexual assault is widespread and harms our community.  Statistics show that one in five women and one in 33 men will be sexually assaulted at some point in their lives.  The Denim Day movement is a worldwide effort that started as a grass-roots protest against a controversial Italian Supreme Court decision, in which a rape conviction was overturned because the victim was wearing tight jeans at the time of the attack, implying consent. Denim Day enlists public support to dispel the inaccurate and destructive misconceptions that surrounds sexual assault.

By participating in Denim Day, residents can help spread awareness about the physical and emotional trauma that accompanies sexual assault, while showing our support for survivors in our community.  The City of Orlando urge all citizens to wear jeans on Denim Day to stand in solidarity with survivors of sexual assault. Ms. Goodwin will introduce Lui Damiani, Executive Director of Victims Service Center of Central Florida, before the Mayor reads the proclamation and takes a photo with the Victims Service Center board, staff and supporters.

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Recommended Action:
Recognize Wednesday, April 26, 2017 as Denim Day.

Agenda Item attachment(s) on file in the City Clerks Office.

Note: All agenda items must be in the City Clerk's office by Noon Friday, six(6) business days prior to the regular Monday City Council meeting.

Contact: Marcia Hope Goodwin or Sylvia Wills x3787
Approved By:

Department Date and Time
Budget Outside Routing Approval 4/17/2017 8:59 AM
City Clerk 4/17/2017 10:37 AM

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Denim_Day_4.26.17.docx Denim Day Proclamation Backup Material

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