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Photos: Emory marks Denim Day to end sexual violence

The Emory community observed Denim Day on Wednesday, April 18, wearing jeans and other denim clothing to show support for survivors of sexual assault and the overall goal of ending interpersonal violence.

Denim Day is an initiative of Emory's Respect Program, which serves as a central hub for sexual and relationship violence prevention programs on campus.

The Respect Program hosted Denim Day tables at Wonderful Wednesday and other campus locations and also encouraged participants to post photos on social media with #EmoryDenimDay.

The Emory Student Government Association (SGA) donates $1 for every Denim Day photo received by the Respect Program. Funds raised will be used to support Respect Program initiatives, including prevention education, trainings and outreach for faculty and staff, as well as advocacy and direct support for those impacted by sexual violence.

The Emory event is part of a national campaign sponsored by Peace Over Violence. Emory's campus commemoration was supported by a variety of groups representing students, faculty and staff. It was sponsored by the SGA and Emory Graduate Student Government Association and organized by the Respect Program in partnership with Emory Healthcare, Sexual Assault Peer Advocates, the Intimate Partner Violence Working Group and the Faculty Staff Assistance Program.

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