USB Celebrates Denim Day
United Southern Bank was proud to support Sanctuary by participating in Denim Day on April 26th, 2017.
Team members at our branches wore denim in solidarity with survivors and victims of sexual assault in order to help raise awareness in our community.
Denim Day was inspired by this true story of sexual assault and the repercussions of the trial that followed:
In 1992 an 18-year-old in Italy was raped by her driving instructor. She pressed charges and won her case, but the instructor appealed and the case went to the Italian High Court. In 1999 the court overturned the conviction with a member of the High Court declaring that since the victim wore very tight jeans, the instructor could not have removed them himself; therefore, the victim must have willingly participated. Women of the Italian legislature protested the decision by wearing jeans. All around the world, organizations coordinate community-wide Denim Days to show support of survivors and raise awareness about the crimes of sexual assault.
Our USB teams participated in support of Sanctuary, a not for profit agency that helps victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. To learn more about Sanctuary and the services they offer to our community, please visit their website.