Rochester Hills, MI (PRWEB) April 29, 2013
In an effort to increase awareness on the impact of sexual violence employees at the TTi Global headquarters in Rochester Hills, MI will donate $1 to wear jeans to work on Monday, April 29th. Funds raised that day will go to HAVEN, an Oakland County organization that assists victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. HAVEN has organized the fifth annual Denim Day locally.
TTi Global’s commitment to this event supports County Executive L. Brooks Patterson declaration of Denim Day in Oakland County, Mich. Patterson has encouraged all Oakland County businesses, schools, and local governments to participate in the campaign. "As county executive and former prosecutor, I've seen firsthand the emotional and physical toll of sexual assault on its victims," Patterson said. "Denim Day is a very visible way to take a stand against rape."
Kevin Dever, Global Marketing Manager for TTi Global states, "Denim Day is a wonderful opportunity for us to raise awareness throughout the community about the impact of sexual assault and violence both at home and aboard. We support the Haven’s work to assist the survivor of domestic and sexual violence. This issue impacts all segments of our community and therefore the entire community needs to become aware. This is a great way to join with others around the country in this effort and and take a stand."
TTi Global has a solid track record of supporting many local initiatives, including Forgotten Harvest, Cornerstone School and many others. President and CEO Lori Blaker personally mentors every month at-risk young women in Detroit through the highly acclaimed “Women of Tomorrow” program. The company is committed to supporting socially responsible values such as gender equality and diversity.
About Denim Day
In 1997, a 17-year-old girl in Rome, Italy was picked up by her 45-year-old driving instructor for her first lesson. An hour later he abandoned her in an alley after raping her. She reported the incident and the case was prosecuted. The driving instructor was convicted of rape and sent to prison.
A year later, the driving instructor appealed his sentence. The Italian Supreme Court overturned his conviction. In a statement released by the chief judge, he said, "because the victim wore very, very tight jeans, she had to help him remove them… and by removing the jeans… it was no longer rape, but consensual sex.” Enraged by the verdict, women in the Italian Parliament protested by wearing jeans on the steps of the Parliament building. Since then, annual Denim Days to protest sexual violence and to raise awareness have been organized throughout the United States.
About TTi Global
TTi Global has experienced 263 percent growth over the past five years and continues to receive recognition for corporate achievement. In 2012, TTi Global earned a position on the coveted Inc. Magazine’s 5000 list for the second time. TTi Global was ranked as one of Michigan's fastest growing privately-held companies (as recognized by Crain's Detroit in 2010 and 2011) and ranked as one of the fastest growing private companies in America (according to Inc. Magazine).
TTi Global provides staffing, learning, research and consulting solutions to industries across various sectors with automotive as a core focus. TTi Global oversees operations on five continents with offices spanning the globe, which include Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, India, Japan, Mexico, Peru, South Africa, Thailand, Venezuela, UK and most recently Afghanistan.
With a staff of over 2000 employees in international operations, they offer a wide range of services, tailor made to drive business goals, including business consulting, research, staffing, workforce development and learning solutions. TTi Global world headquarters are located in Rochester Hills, Michigan.