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Denim Day Message from the Chancellor

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Rebecca Chopp

Letter  •

Dear Friends,

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, universities and organizations across the country host events aimed at educating their communities about how to prevent sexual violence and support survivors. Here at DU, the Center for Advocacy, Prevention and Empowerment (CAPE) is leading our Sexual Assault Awareness Month programming.

To take a stand against sexual violence, DU will observe Denim Day on Wednesday, April 15. For more than 15 years, this national rape prevention education campaign has been asking people to make a social statement with their fashion by wearing jeans on this day as a symbol of protest against the harmful attitudes that surround sexual assault. Watch this video I recorded to learn more about Denim Day.

As members of the DU community, we are responsible for creating a culture that prevents violence and supports survivors. I hope you'll join me in working to provide this community of support and advocacy.

Rebecca S. Chopp
Chancellor, University of Denver