History of Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month
During the 1980s, on the heels of the sexual violence awareness movement that began in the 1970s, the National Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCASA) brought national agencies together to determine the dates for a National Sexual Assault Awareness Week. Over time, this week turned into a month and in April 2001, the first national Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) was recognized. SAAM is a campaign meant to give institutions, agencies, communities, and individuals a chance to raise awareness, empower and support sexual assault survivors, and collaborate on prevention efforts.
CARE Hosted SAAM Events in 2023
Paint & Positivity
Thursday, April 6th
5:00-6:00 PM co-hosted by the LGBTQIA RC
Location: LGBTQIA RC in the SCC
Tuesday, April 11th
1:00-2:00 PM co-hosted by the CCC
Location: CCC in the SCC
We'll paint and create to share words of affirmation and healing.
Take Back the Night
Thursday, April 13th
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Location: SCC Multi-Purpose Room
Support Survivors - Raise Awareness - End Sexual Violence - Promote Action
Take Back the Night is an annual event that aims to support survivors of sexual violence, raise awareness, and promote action within our community to end sexual and gender-based violence.
Interested in sharing your story or performing at TBTN 2023? Fill out our performer application here!
Denim Day Event for Staff and Faculty
Wednesday, April 26th
11:30 AM -1 PM
Location: MU De Carli Room
Stop by anytime between 11:30 AM -1:00 PM to learn about the history of Denim Day and how to engage with sexual violence prevention on campus.
Be sure to wear your denim for photo opportunities! Light snacks provided.
Self-CARE Bullet Journaling
Tuesday, April 25th
12:00-2:00 PM co-hosted by the WRRC
Join us for a workshop talking about how bullet journaling can be used a self-care tool!