The month of April has been designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in the United States. The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.
We are excited to announce the schedule for Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2019! Please help us celebrate throughout the month of April by checking out the events below! Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or accommodations.
DISABILITY AND INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE
Monday, April 1, 4:00 – 5:00 pm, LSC 376
Description: Co-sponsored with the Student Disability Center. Join Red Whistle Brigade to talk about interpersonal violence in disabled communities. We’ll be talking about how barriers to reporting, grooming, societal myths, and more contribute to a lack of support for survivors with disabilities.
MEN AS SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT
Wednesday, April 10, 4:30 – 5:30 pm, Corbett Community Kitchen
Description: There are many barriers for men who are also survivors of sexual assault. Unfortunately, we don’t often create spaces for our community to talk about it. This workshop is designed to start a conversation, talk about the ways men react to trauma differently, and how to support men who are survivors of sexual assault. Join us for this important talk.
THE SEXUAL VIOLENCE THAT NO ONE TALKS ABOUT: STEALTHING
Thursday, April 11, 5:00-6:00 pm, LSC 304
Description: In this workshop we are going to talk about Stealthing, a form of sexual violence that involves secrecy and lack of consent. We will talk about the definition, impacts, and what actions we can take against stealthing.
Wednesday, April 17, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, LSC Plaza
Description: Come check out our resource fair on the plaza to learn more about the Women and Gender Advocacy Center, off-campus interpersonal violence resources, and take part in winning prizes and t-shirts!
Thursday, April 18, 6:00pm, Durrell Center
Description: Co-Sponsored with University Housing. The Consent Turns Me On (CTMO) Carnival is a fun and supportive environment to explore what asking for consent can look like and what to look for when it is and isn’t present. Remember, the best way to prevent sexual assault is to ask for consent and respect the answer! This annual event includes games, prizes, snacks, and t-shirts.
#METOO & RADICAL SELF-LOVE
Tuesday, April 23, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, LSC North Ballroom
Description: This event is designed for primary and secondary survivors of sexual violence to explore various activities for healing and coping. Check out the schedule here so that you can pick sessions that fit in your day.
ZINE AND MIXTAPE RELEASE PARTY
Wednesday, April 24, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Ramskeller
Description: The zine and mixtape release party is a celebration of art and activist thought. Join us as we celebrate the many talented artists who contributed their talent and energy to creating visual and auditory art that defies rape culture and other forms of oppression.
TAKE BACK THE NIGHT
Thursday, April 25, 6:00 pm, Sutherland Community Garden
Description: This internationally recognized rally and protest came to the US in the ’70s as a way for survivors to speak out against sexual assault. This year, the tradition continues as a way for survivors and allies to publicly reject sexual violence. People of all genders from CSU and the surrounding community are invited to attend.This event begins with a survivor speak out in the Sutherland Community Garden and ends with a march to Old Town for a keynote speech. This year’s keynote speaker is Emma Sulkowicz. They are a performance artist and anti-rape activist known for their artwork Mattress Performance (Carry that Weight).
POSTER MAKING SESSIONS
Want free materials to make posters for the march? Join Red Whistle Brigade in making posters:
- Tuesday, April 16, 3-6pm in LSC, Room 324
- Wednesday, April 17, 6:30-8:00pm in the Aspen Hall Basement
- Monday, April 22, 11-2pm in LSC, Room 324