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The Respect Program is Emory's central hub for interpersonal violence prevention and survivor resiliency. We end violence by ending oppression.

If you are seeking support or someone to talk to, you can reach Respect Advocate Wanda Swan at 404.727.1514 or For further resources and information, please check out the side panel on the left.




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Take Back The Night (TBTN) - Monday, October 24th!

5:30pm march through campus

6pm program in the Winship Ballroom

TBTN Flier updated 2016

Emory University’s Relationship Violence Awareness Committee brings Take Back the Night (TBTN) march and rally to campus on October 24th, 2016, at Asbury Circle and DUC Winship Ballroom.  

Traditionally, TBTN has focused on supporting survivors of sexual violence and challenging the culture of violence by solely centering the event on the testimony of survivors’ experiences.   We aim to change that by creating opportunities for community members to become active participants in lending their time and voice to heed the call and take their place in the movement to end violence. Though we are still committed to creating a space of safety for all impacted by violence it is important to shift the university’s focus to also highlighting the voices that connect our communities to collectively challenge the culture of interpersonal violence. 

This year we are expanding the conversation of how violence happens on campus by providing space for survivors of all forms of interpersonal violence which includes racism, sexism, homophobia, transmisogyny, classism, and ableism. We are also inviting members of surrounding colleges and universities to stand in solidarity with us on October 24th

We are beginning our event at Asbury Circle with a march through the Emory campus to call attention to the issues of interpersonal violence, as well as to provide space for survivors to have their needs and voices heard. Following our march, we will have an open space for stories to be shared anonymously or in person in Winship Ballroom. If a department or organization would be interested in participating and collaborating in the organization of this event, we would love and be bettered for it. 

Participation in this event can take several forms.  The most obvious would be actively participating in the march and rally. Organizations and departments within the community can also elect to craft a statement or exercise creative expression in support of survivors. Lastly, groups can participate in the banner/sign making parties that will be hosted by Sexual Assault Peer Advocates on Monday, October 17, 2016, at 6:30pm in Calloway S103. 

If you have any follow up questions or are interested in your group/organization/department participating, please contact Wanda Swan at 404.727.7388 or via email at


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Emory Denim Day Results!

We had our best fundraiser event yet! Between the Emory SGA Picture Pledge and other donations...

We raised $2,745 for survivor support and violence prevention! WOOOOO!

Truly amazing! We doubled last year's amount and totally surpassed the goal of $2,000. Thank you every who participated, and especially Emory Student Goverment Association and Emory Healthcare for your constant sponsorship and partnership of this event each year. If you are interested, here are the specific photo campaign numbers: A total of 2,188 people participated in #EmoryDenimDay 2016. We received about ~900 pictures via email, ~600 via Facebook, ~400 via Instagram, and ~200 via Twitter. Obviously pictures are posted all over social media and can be found by searching #EmoryDenimDay, but the photos emailed to us are located in the Full 2016 Album on Facebook. Hundreds of denim pictures - tag your friends/colleagues as you browse! Below are a few of our favorite photos. Thank you for your participation!

Emory Denim Day 2016 Fan Favorites:

DD16 Fierce

DD16 Puppy

DD16 3 Legs

DD16 Herselfies

DD16 Most Denim

DD16 Signage

DD16 Jurassic

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