Emory University's Respect Program

Thank you for choosing to share your experience with sexual or relationship violence with the Emory community during this year’s Take Back The Night program, a rally to end sexual and intimate partner violence and to support survivors in the Emory community. This event is part of Emory's Relationship Violence Awareness Month (RVAM). The Rally and Speak Out will take place on Monday, October 24, 2016, in Winship Ballroom at 6:00pm and will be preceded by a march to the DUC and a Community Coffeehouse (also in Winship) with free coffee and refreshments immediately following. Please feel free to follow the prompts below and share your story of survival and/or bystander intervention. Stories of bystander intervention are included this year with the purpose of providing concrete examples of how we all can work to end violence within our communities. For any submission, we ask that you not include individual names of people or organizations and please remember that this is not an official reporting form. Stories submitted here will only be read at Take Back The Night 2016 and will not be used for any other purpose.

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* 1. What is your affiliation with Emory?

If you would like to read your story in person, please contact Wanda Swan, Director and Survivor Advocate for the Respect Program, at 404.727.7388 or wanda.swan@emory.edu. Please note that Respect Program voicemail and email are checked only by our professional staff.  While sharing your story might be an empowering experience, we also know that it can bring up difficult emotions. You can reach out for support by contacting: 

Respect's Survivor Advocate, Wanda Swan: 404.727.7388
Emory's Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS): 404.727.7450
Day League (formerly the DeKalb Rape Crisis Center) 24-hour hotline 404.377.1428

*It is possible that, due to time constraints, not all stories will be read on the night of the speak out*

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* 2. Thank you for sharing your story here:

Telling your experience in a public space, even one filled with SAPAAdvocates, professional counselors, and supportive community members, can be an incredibly emotional experience. Thank you for your courage in sharing your story publicly and please know you have support on campus and in the community. For more information about the Respect Program, information on getting involved with planning Take Back The Night and other events, and other ways to get involved to support survivors and end sexual and relationship violence, contact respect@emory.edu or 404.727.7388.

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* 3. The Survivor Anthology is a literary and arts anthology for the anonymous publication of works created by survivors of sexual and relationship violence from Emory community members.  This spring the student organization will publish its first volume (both in hard copy format and online publication) and would like to offer the option of your story being included.  Do you grant The Survivor Anthology permission to include your anonymous story in their larger collection of work?