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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2018

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 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.” The University of Illinois and the community at large annually plan a host of events to support survivors and encourage bystanders to intervene in what still remains a local, national, and international social problem.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2018
Events Calendar

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Download the SAAM 2018 Calendar (PDF)

GO TO:
Week of April 2 | Week of April 9 | Week of April 16 | Week of April 23

Tuesday, April 3

Survivor Ally Training
5–6:30 pm | Women’s Resources Center
Sponsored by the Counseling Center’s Trauma Outreach and Prevention Team

Consent 101
7–8 pm | Women’s Resources Center
Sponsored by Students Against Sexual Assault

Wednesday, April 4

LGBTQ and Title IX Reporting: What to Expect
5–6 pm | Illini Union Room 213
Sponsored by LGBT Resource Center

InterConnect: Sexual Assault Awareness and Safety for International Students
6–7:30 pm | Women’s Resources Center
Sponsored by Women’s Resources Center, Asian American Cultural Center, OIIR-International Education, Counseling Center, and International Student and Scholar Services

Contemplative Prayer Service for Sexual Assault Awareness Month
8–9pm | Wesley United Methodist Church
Sponsored by Wesley United Methodist Church

Friday, April 6

The Clothesline Project
4–6 pm | Illini Union Rooms 213 and 217
Sponsored by Illinois Student Government and ISG’s Sexual Assault Prevention Department

Monday, April 9

Dish It Up: Masculinity and Sexual Violence
12–1 pm | Women’s Resources Center
Sponsored by the Women’s Resources Center and Diversity and Social Justice Education

Interfaith Perspectives on Healthy Relationships
5:30–7pm | Wesley United Methodist Church, Watseka Lounge
Sponsored by RACES, Women’s Resources Center, Courage Connection, Illini Hillel, Parkland College, Diversity & Social Justice Education, and Wesley Student Center

Tuesday, April 10

Chalk the Quad to End Street Harassment
4–6 pm | Main Quad
Sponsored by Women’s Resources Center

YES!: Anything Else Is Not Consent
6–7pm | La Casa Cultural Latina Multipurpose Room
Presented by Counseling Center

Students Against Sexual Assault Ice Cream Social
7–8 pm | Women’s Resources Center
Sponsored by Students Against Sexual Assault

Wednesday, April 11

McKinley Health Center’s 25th Annual Health Fair
10 am–3 pm | Illini Union, Rooms ABC
Sponsored by McKinley Health Center, SORF and PCC

Mariah Coleman-Sexual Assault Awareness
11 am | Parkland College
Sponsored by The Parkland College Wellness Center

Survivor Ally Training
7–8:30 pm | Allen Hall-South Recreation Room
Sponsored by the Counseling Center’s Trauma Outreach and Prevention Team

Thursday, April 12

Resources and Reporting Lunch Series
12–1 pm | Women’s Resources Center
Sponsored by Illinois Student Government and ISG’s Sexual Assault Prevention Department

I Heart Healthy Relationships Workshop
6–7 pm | Women’s Resources Center
Sponsored by Women’s Resources Center

Tuesday, April 17

INNER VOICES Social Issues Theatre presents: BREAK THE SILENCE
7 pm | SDRP Room 2009
Sponsored by Multicultural Advocates, Counseling Center, Department of Theatre, and Women’s Resources Center

Wednesday, April 18

SAAM Resource Fair
11 am–2 pm | Parkland College
Sponsored by Parkland PRIDE and Parkland College Wellness Center

Sexual and Reproductive Justice for Native Women
7–8 pm | University YMCA SPO Room
Sponsored by Amnesty International

Thursday, April 19

Let’s Talk About Sex: Sexual Health Fair
4–6 pm | ARC Main Foyer
Sponsored by Campus Recreation, McKinley Special Populations, Women’s Resources Center, LGBT Resource Center, and Counseling Center

It Happens Here
7 pm | SDRP Multi-Purpose Room
Sponsored by Students Against Sexual Assault

Friday, April 20

Stride for Survivors: A Solidarity Walk to End Sexual Violence on Campus
4–6 pm | Lincoln Hall Theater and Main Quad
Sponsored by Black Greek Council, Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council, and United Greek Council

Tuesday, April 24

So This is a Text?! Dinner and Discussion on Healthy Relationships and Consent
6–7 pm | Cohen Hillel
Sponsored by Illini Hillel

Survivor Ally Training
7–8:30 pm | La Casa Cultural Latina
Sponsored by the Counseling Center’s Trauma Outreach and Prevention Team

INNER VOICES Social Issues theatre presents: BREAK THE SILENCE
7 pm | Snyder Hall
Sponsored by Multicultural Advocates, Counseling Center, Department of Theatre, and Women’s Resources Center

ICARE Workshop
7–8 pm | Women’s Resources Center
Sponsored by Students Against Sexual Assault

Wednesday, April 25

What Comes Next? Life as a Survivor
6–7 pm | ARC Meeting Room #3
Sponsored by Counseling Center and Campus Recreation

9th Annual Feminist Film Festival
7–9 pm | Lincoln Hall Auditorium
Sponsored by Women’s Resources Center

Thursday, April 26

Lunch @ La Casa: Meet the Women’s Resources Center Director
12–1 pm | La Casa Cultural Latina
Sponsored by La Casa Cultural Latina and SCPF

Take Back the Night
6 pm | Begins at Lincoln Square Mall
Sponsored by RACES and Women’s Resources Center

INNER VOICES Social Issues theatre presents: BREAK THE SILENCE
7 pm | Allen Hall
Sponsored by Multicultural Advocates, Counseling Center, Department of Theatre, and Women’s Resources Center

Friday, April 27

I Wasn’t Asking for It: Gallery Showcasing Stories of Sexual Assault
4–8 pm, open through weekend | University YMCA
Sponsored by Amnesty International, Project Connect UIUC

Conversation Cafe: #MeToo: Accountability and Sexual Violence Prevention
12 pm | Women’s Resources Center
Sponsored by Diversity & Social Justice Education and SCPF

It’s On Us Shabbat
Services 6–7 pm | Dinner 7 pm | Cohen Hillel
Sponsored by Illini Hillel

Sunday, April 29

STEP OUT
5–7 pm | Gregory Hall 112
Sponsored by Sigma Psi Zeta - Alpha Epsilon Charter

 

Coordinated by the University of Illinois Women’s Resources Center, with support from Parkland College and Rape Advocacy, Counseling & Education Services (RACES) and the following units and organizations at Illinois: Amnesty International, Asian American Cultural Center, Black Greek Council, Campus Recreation, Counseling Center, Department of Theatre, Division of Intercollegiate Athletics, Diversity & Social Justice Education, Fraternity & Sorority Affairs, Illinois Public Affairs, Illinois Student Government: Sexual Assault Prevention Department, Interfraternity Council, International Student and Scholar Services, La Casa Cultural Latina, LGBT Resource Center, McKinley Health Center, Multicultural Advocates, OIIR-International Education, Panhellenic Council, Project Connect UIUC, Sigma Psi Zeta - Alpha Epsilon Charter, Students Against Sexual Assault, and United Greek Council. Other community partners include Courage Connection, Illini Hillel, Parkland PRIDE, Parkland College Wellness Center, Wesley Student Center, and Wesley United Methodist Church.

Paid for in part by the Student Cultural Programming Fee. Some programs sponsored by the Student Organization Resource Fee and the Programming Coordinating Council.