Harvard Wears Denim
Harvard Wears Denim is a University-wide campaign to raise social consciousness and inspire solidarity, where students, staff, and faculty make a public and visible statement of their support by wearing denim on International Denim Day. Every year, organizations, clubs, and departments are invited to become Solidarity Sponsors of the campaign - an acknowledgment of the role we each play in confronting rape culture, holding ourselves accountable for our words and actions, and creating more trauma-aware spaces for survivors and allies within our relationships and communities.
In its inaugural year (2015), Harvard Wears Denim had 3,000 individuals participating, with 55 student groups pledging Solidarity Sponsorship! In 2016, this doubled to 6,000 individuals from 105 student organizations and clubs. In its third year (2017), the solidarity campaign had expanded to nearly 7,000 participants across Harvard University from 200+ sponsoring organizations, clubs, and departments. Read some of the groups' statements of solidarity here!