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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. Check back in March to see what other activities and events are going on across campus.

2019 Events:

Dear Me: Survivor and Ally Workshop

Survivors of sexual and relationship violence, along with their allies, are invited to this writing workshop where they will be led in an exercise that helps them express the impact interpersonal violence has on our lives. The workshop will be held on Wed. March 27 from 6:30-8pm in THC 348. Register now, space is limited.

The Clothesline Project

Students can come by to create a shirt that shows the impact relationship or sexual vioelnce has had on their life. T-shirts can be made any time beginning Sun. March 31 through Tues. April 2 at 4pm, in THC 346 (while the Commons is open). The Clothesline Project, sponsored by WILL*, can be viewed throughout the day on Tues. April 2 in the Forum.

Take Back the Night

TBTN is Tues. April 2, 7-9:30pm in the Forum. Share your story about how sexual violence has impacted your life or come to show your solidarity and commitment to ending sexual violence. Join us afterwards in the pier for food and live music.

Denim Day

Wear denim on Wed. April 24 to show that clothing does not equal consent.

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! Date and times coming soon.

It's On Us Week of Action

Check back to see how our Spiders are strenghtening their committment to be active bystanders in preventing sexual misconduct.