Every April is nationally designated as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Because sexual assault affects everyone—survivors, family, friends, loved ones—we all have a unique role in challenging sexual assault. This month, take action—attend a virtual rally, workshop, or training—and let’s talk about how we can support survivors and help end rape.

According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, “the goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.” GSU plans events to support survivors and encourage bystanders to intervene.

Schedule of Events


Friday, April 9th, 2021, 2:00pm-4:00pm

Surviving Something - Virtual Writer Workshop 

Led by Nikki Patin from Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE)



The Surviving Something workshop is geared towards survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence to learn to heal through writing poems about their experiences or emotions. Participants hear examples of poems as well as learn the power of releasing their pain through written word.




Friday, April 16th, 2021, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Virtual Resource Fair 

ASAP team’s virtual resource fair for SAAM (Sexual Assault Awareness Month). This will be an interactive event where our GSU community can connect to local agencies that are providing information about sexual violence, support resources, and opportunities to get involved.



Friday, April 23rd, 2021, 1:00pm-2:30pm

Virtual Bystander Intervention Panel

Have you ever wondered how you can intervene in difficult or harmful situations? As part of the GSU community you can use your voice to recognize, interrupt and stop gender based violence.

Join the conversation on how everyone in our GSU community can use their voices to intervene in difficult or harmful situations and take action to prevent sexual violence. 




Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 All Day

Denim Day


Denim Day was sparked by a 1998 Italian Supreme Court decision that overturned a rape conviction on the grounds that the survivor was wearing tight jeans. Jeans are now worn worldwide in solidarity with Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in protest against injustice and rape culture. Please wear your denim on April 28th, 2021 to show solidarity with sexual assault survivors.

For more information about this event go to www.denimdayinfo.org




More information about Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is available at the National Sexual Violence Resource Center website.