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. For educational content throughout the month and timely event updates, check us out on Instagram and Facebook.

2021 Events

Survivor Story Speak-Out

Each year, in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Women and Gender Advocacy Center aims to create space for survivors of sexual violence to share their stories. In lieu of a microphone on a stage during our annual Take Back the Night event, this year we created a virtual “stage” or platform for survivors to share their stories in a written format.

The form is currently closed to new submissions. To read the stories that were submitted for SAAM 2021, please click here. For more information, please visit our Survivor Story Speak-Out page.

6th Annual R.E.D. Zine

The Red Whistle Brigade 6th Annual R.E.D. (Rebel, Empower, and Dismantle) Zine is a place to submit your visual art, poems, essays, and any other creations that disrupt oppression, subvert gender roles, and/or resist injustice. We’re not longer accepting submissions for the SAAM 2021 Zine. You can see the 6th Annual R.E.D. Zine by clicking here or take a look at the 5th Annual R.E.D. Zine: Solar Flare by clicking here.

Rosalie Fish Keynote and Q&A about #MMIWG2S

Join the Native American Cultural Center, RamEvents, and the Women and Gender Advocacy Center for a keynote and Q&A with Indigenous activist and student athlete, Rosalie Fish, as we learn more about her activism for #MMIWG2S – Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two Spirit folks.

The recording is now available – click here! The recording has both captioning and ASL interpreters.

Rosalie Fish’s Bio: Rosalie Fish is a twenty year-old athletic advocate for Indigenous peoples. Fish uses her platform as a runner to bring awareness to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, and has given two TEDTalks after making international headlines from her state championship run in 2019. Now, Rosalie attends Iowa Central Community College and has committed to run at the PAC-12 level at the University of Washington for 2021. Pronouns are She/Her/Hers and she is enrolled in the Cowlitz and Muckleshoot Tribes.

Kenyette Barnes Keynote and Q&A: Translating Trauma to Activism

Join the Black/African American Cultural Center, RamEvents, and the Women and Gender Advocacy Center for a keynote and Q&A with international anti-human trafficking advocate and national co-founder of #MuteRKelly, Kenyette Barnes, as she talks about translating trauma to activism.

The recording is soon to come. Stay tuned to the RamEvents website for the most up to date information.

Kenyette Barnes’s Bio: Kenyette Tisha Barnes, is a political strategist, lobbyist, public speaker, trainer, mother and CEO of Nia Vizyon, LLC, a social justice, consulting and political strategy lobbying firm; and the National Co-Founder of #MuteRKelly. As a political strategist, lobbyist, and National Co-Founder of #MuteRKelly, Barnes is also known as the “Legislative Empress,” best known for her work with the Georgia General Assembly. Her legislative work includes lobbying for HIV advocacy, anti-human trafficking, domestic violence, postpartum depression, special education and voter’s rights. Barnes work has served as an expert on sexual violence issues, and has been featured on BBC, CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, HLN, ABC, NBC, CBS several other news outlets. She has been honored by the City of Philadelphia City Council and The City of Detroit City Council, for her work with the #MuteRKelly Movement; and served as a speaker on HIV, human trafficking, sexual violence prevention, and social justice at several academic institutions including, Spelman College and Temple University.