Photos: Emory Denim Day

Emory Report | April 21, 2016

people dressed up for denim day
people dressed up for denim day
people dressed up for denim day
people dressed up for denim day
people dressed up for denim day
people dressed up for denim day
people dressed up for denim day
people dressed up for denim day
people dressed up for denim day
people dressed up for denim day
people dressed up for denim day
PausePlayPlay

Hundreds of faculty, staff and students wore jeans April 20 for Emory Denim Day, an annual event designed to show support for survivors of sexual assault and the larger goal of ending sexual violence.

The event raises funds to support survivors through Emory’s Respect Program, which serves as a central hub for sexual and relationship violence prevention programs, as well as efforts to create a more survivor-supportive campus community. The Student Government Association has pledged to donate $1 for every participant who shared a Denim Day photo with the Respect Program via email, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

Emory Healthcare was a new partner in the event this year, creating special denim pins available for employees who could not wear jeans due to hospital uniform requirements.