Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is nationally recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM for short). Along with UR’s ongoing prevention efforts, SAAM highlights the opportunity to raise awareness about sexual violence, to teach our campus community how to prevent it, and to support survivors.

Some of our annual events include Take Back the Night and The Clothesline Project. Contact the CARE or check our calendar in March to see what other activities and events are going on across campus.

Annual Events:

The Clothesline Project

Students can participate in this project and display by creating a shirt that shows the impact relationship or sexual vioelnce has had on their life. The Clothesline Project is sponsored by will and is displayed on campus during SAAM.

Take Back the Night

TBTN is an annual event in which members of the UR community can share their story about how sexual violence has impacted their life or come to show their solidarity and commitment to ending sexual violence.

Denim Day

Denim Day occurs every year on a Wednesday in April, in which millions of people across the world wear denim to practice solidarity and support survivors. Wear denim to show that clothing does not equal consent. To learn more about the history, visit this website about Denim Day.

SAAM Ribbons

Look out for out sexual assault awareness ribbons posted around campus. Learn different facts related to sexual assualt, along with the care and support resources that are avable to all students.

Spiders for Spiders Training

Get trained to become an active bystander! Sign-up for training here.

It's On Us Week of Action

Check out our calendar in March to see how our Spiders are strenghtening their committment to be active bystanders in preventing sexual misconduct during SAAM and throughout the year.

 

Other Past Events and Programs:

Dear Me: Survivor and Ally Workshop

Survivors of sexual and relationship violence, along with their allies, participated in this writing workshop where they were led in an exercise to help them express the impact interpersonal violence has on our lives.