LITS staff celebrate National Walking Day and National Denim Day

Employees honoring Emory Denim Day (L to R): Sandra Harrison, Carla Ashe, Nydia Charles-Huggins, LaKysha Mack, Camille Hyatt, Debbie Gray, Linda Mayes, and Kat Boushell.

All across campus, members of LITS wore denim on April 18 for Denim Day, an annual event designed to raise awareness and support for sexual assault survivors. The show of support was outstanding.

Most participants wore jeans to work but some also wore items such as denim skirts and denim jackets.

Denim Day was inspired a 1998 Italian Supreme Court ruling, which overturned a rape conviction that asserted because the victim wore tight jeans, she must have assisted in their removal, thereby constituting consensual sex. The worldwide outrage, in which protestors wore jeans, led to an update to Italian law.

LITS Line Dancing Group/staff participating in the Emory’s National Walking Day.

As for the LITS walkers, National Walking Day was held last week and several teams of employees, many of whom are teamed for the annual Move More Challenge, took to the sidewalks to get in shape.

Walking Day was sponsored by the LITS Wellness Champions, who are responsible for sharing program information, motivating others and encouraging healthy habits at work, and with each one serving as a “go-to” person for wellness opportunities.

For more information on Wellness Champions, or if you are interested in becoming one, please visit:

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