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Participate in Denim Day to Show Support for Sexual Assault Survivors

denimdayApril is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the Respect Program in the Office of Health Promotion in the Division of Campus Life in collaboration with the Intimate Partner Violence Working Group has been commemorating with a month of events culminating in Emory Denim Day on Wednesday, April 22.

Denim Day is both an awareness event AND a fundraiser. The Emory Student Government Association will donate $1 to the Respect Program for each student, staff, or faculty member photographed wearing jeans/denim on April 22 (see below for how to share pics).

#EmoryDenimDay is a simple way for members of the Emory community to both show support for sexual assault survivors and raise money for survivor support here at Emory! This day of action originated from a 1992 Italian court case in which the conviction of a rapist was overturned.  Because the survivor was wearing tight women’s jeans, the judge ruled that “she had to help the accused remove them, and by removing the jeans it was no longer sexual assault but consensual sex.”  We stand in solidarity against victim-blaming; sexual assault is never the survivor’s fault. We can all work together to end sexual violence.

Here are four ways to support #EmoryDenimDay:

  1. Wear jeans on Wednesday, April 22.

  2. Stop by the table at Wonderful Wednesday to make a sign showing how you support survivors.

  3. Take pictures of you/your colleagues/students wearing jeans and share them using the hashtag #EmoryDenimDay

a.      Tweet pics @RespectWell
b.      InstaGram @Respect_Program
c.       Post photos to Emory University Respect Program’s Facebook page
d.      Email pictures to respect@emory.edu (let us know if you want us to post them online or not)

  1. Donate to support the Respect Program and the Intimate Partner Violence Working Group. This could include a small donation per person for getting to wear jeans on a Wednesday. Your donation will benefit awareness campaigns and months of programming, Sexual Assault Peer Advocates (SAPA), Greek Initiative, Emory Active Bystander Skills (ABS), and much more.  Donations can be made by check to Emory University Division of Campus Life with “Respect Program” in the memo line or via this link: http://tinyurl.com/emorydenimday.

Download the flier here.

Thank you for showing your support for ending sexual violence and supporting survivors. If you have any questions, please contact the Respect Program at respect@emory.edu or 404.727.1514.

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