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
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
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.
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
Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 All Day
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.
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.