Sacramento's own WEAVE is making a fashion declaration, asking businesses and schools to break their dress codes for just one day for a good cause.
Wednesday is being dubbed Wear Jeans for Justice Day, which takes place during April's Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
The denim statement packs some punch - and it has a good storyline. It began back in 1999 when an Italian Supreme Court overturned a rape conviction because the victim was wearing jeans and - get this - somehow aided the attacker!
Anyway, the day has been set aside to enforce the notion that what someone is wearing is never an excuse for rape. Now, that's making a fashion statement.
WEAVE (Women Escaping a Violent Environment), at 1900 K St., will have Jeans for Justice packets available. The packets include posters and ribbons. Donations also will be accepted for the center.
In addition, on Wednesday, WEAVE will be joining the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault on the west steps of the Capitol from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to support survivors. Some of your favorite legislators will be showing up, too.
And hey, let's hope they'll be wearing jeans instead of suits.