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April is designated as National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Sexual assault is an issue that affects our entire community. The goal of SAAM is to raise awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals about their role in prevention. SAAM has been recognized at UC SAn Diego since 2007 with efforts led by CARE at the Sexual Assault Resource Center and campus partners.

SAAM Materials

Download the 2019 SAAM Posters.

Departments and student organizations can request posters and ribbons by emailing careinfo@ucsd.edu. Quantities are limited.

SAAM Events

Some of the key dates and events during SAAM include:

Week 1

Tuesday, April 2: National Day of Action
Connect with CARE at SARC (@ucsdcare) and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (@nsvrc) on social media all day to show your support and spread awareness about sexual assault.

Friday, April 5: SAAM at the International Friday Cafe, 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m., The Great Hall
Join us and enjoy cuisine from Italy while learning about CARE services. We will also acknowledge the origins of Denim Day, recognized on April 24, and how the movement began after an Italian Supreme Courte Case. Hosted by Global Education and sponsored by CARE at the Sexual Assault Resource Center.

Week 2

Monday, April 8: SAAM at the Outreach Trivia Night, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Muir Woods Coffee House

Come meet new people and test your knowledge of various trivia categories including CARE services and SAAM information. This event is intended for international and out-of-state students only. Hosted by the Outreach Coordinators and sponsored by CARE at the Sexual Assault Resource Center.

Tuesday, April 9: Centering Women of Color Survivors of Sexual Violence, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Cross-Cultural Center Comunidad Room

Attend a panel featuring Dr. Jessica Harris and women of color in higher education as they discuss the impact of sexual assault on women of color student survivors. See the flyer here.

Wednesday, April 10: Rock the Ribbon: A SAAM Activity Fair, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Price Center Plaza
Get your SAAM swag and receive our limited edition Consent Sticker Sheet by visiting our various tabling stations. These stations correspond with the four versions of our SAAM poster and include: Support Survivors, Be a Responsive Bystander, Ask for Consent, and Prevent Sexual Violence. This event is also part of the Out and Proud Series with our collectable buttons focused on LGBTQ+ survivors. 

Thursday, April 11: Yes, No, Maybe: Clarifying Consent Workshop, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Location TBD
This interactive workshop focuses on communication, consent and healthy sexuality. Learn what consent is and how to ask, listen, and respect.

Week 3

Tuesday, April 16: Succulents for SAAM, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., The Zone (Open to students only)
Take a break and recognize the resilience of sexual assault survivors by planting succulents. This event is part of the Zone’s Art and Soul series.

Friday, April 19: Gender Buffet, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., Women’s Center
Discuss healthy relationships, gender, and sexuality at this weekly event. Hosted by the Women’s Center and facilitated by CARE at SARC.

Week 4

Wednesday, April 24: Denim Day, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Women’s Center 
Join us at the Women’s Center on Denim Day for interactive activities throughout the center and a workshop centered on naming and addressing rape culture in our communities and wider society. More information on Denim Day can be found at https://www.denimdayinfo.org/. Questions about this program? Please contact Jessica Martinez at the Jem132@ucsd.edu

Thursday, April 25: Take Back the Night featuring Sofie Karasek, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Price Center West Lawn
This event begins with featured speaker Sofie Karasek, co-founder of End Rape on Campus (EROC). Survivors of sexual assault are also provided an opportunity to share their experience during with open-mic testimonials. Hosted by A.S. Women’s Commission.

Accommodation Requests

Please submit requests for accommodations to careinfo@ucsd.edu at least one week prior to the event you are interested in attending.

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Here are some ways for you to take action and support Sexual Assault Awareness Month: 
  • Attend SAAM events with a friend or colleague
  • Rock a teal ribbon or display a SAAM poster
  • Wear Teal on Day of Action (4/2) and throughout April
  • Wear Denim on Denim Day (4/25)
  • Request SAAM posters and ribbons by emailing careinfo@ucsd.edu
  • Request our Consent bulletin board by emailing careinfo@ucsd.edu
  • Follow and engage with CARE at SARC on Facebook and Instagram (@ucsdcare)

Requesting a Program 

CARE staff will have limited availability during the month of April. We will not be able to fulfill the majority of program requests, and priority consideration will be given to requests submitted before March 31st. We encourage you to promote and attend the SAAM events listed above.

To submit your request, please complete our online program request form.