By David Lee on April 24, 2013 · tagged as , ,

Time to prevent sexual violence: Denim Day and every day

Denim Day CaliforniaToday I will be on the steps of the State Capitol in Sacramento, CA with CALCASA and California Legislators to recognize Denim Day California.  Thanks to the organizing by Denim Day USA,  people all over the country are wearing jeans today to say that we need to end sexual violence.

I am always inspired by the outpouring of support this day.  People are taking a stand against sexual violence.  Of course, in order to prevent sexual violence, our work has to go beyond Denim Day and go beyond work during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  It takes actions every day and every month to transform our culture to become rape free.

I believe we can end rape.  It is an ambitious goal, but holding that vision motivates me to work each day. Today I wear jeans to end sexual violence.  And in a future day I will wear a jacket and tie to prevent sexual violence.  I see Denim Day as a potential catalyst for change.

What are you doing for Denim Day?

David Lee

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David S. Lee, MPH, is the Director of Prevention Services at the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault where he provides training and technical assistance on prevention. David manages the national project PreventConnect, an online community of violence against women prevention practitioners, funders, researchers and activists. For over 27 years David has worked in efforts to end domestic violence and sexual assault.

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