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Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2022

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 2022 SAAM flyer 

SAAM Events

Some of the key dates and events during SAAM include:

WEEK 1

  • Monday to Friday, April 4-8: UC CARE Offices Instagram Challenge
    • Research and share a local crisis center or support center; this can be a cultural or community specific resource center and tag @UCSDCARE.
  • Wednesday, April 6: National Day of Action 
    • Wear teal, make a teal ribbon, take a pic, and post on Instagram and tag @UCSDCARE.
    • 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 8 at 10-12 pm: Empowering Employees to be Responsive Bystanders for Staff and Faculty
  • Sunday April 10 at 11:59 pm: Denim Day Craft Registration Due
    • Join CARE at SARC in celebrating Denim Day by making denim inspired crafts for SAAM! 
    • For more information and to register click here: https://forms.gle/WqzNAep7jVwbiE3A7 

WEEK 2

  • Monday to Friday, April 11-15: UC CARE Offices Instagram Challenge
    • Spotlight an activist doing advocacy work at your campus  or in the community and tag @UCSDCARE..

  • Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, April 11, 12, 14 at 10 am-12 pm: Denim Day Craft Pick Up
Denim Day craft packages for SAAM will be available to pick up. Pick up information will be emailed to all registered participants. Craft and get creative for two weeks!
  • Thursday, April 14 at 2-2:50 pm: iLead Workshop on Yes, No, Maybe: Clarifying Consent
This interactive workshop focuses on communication, consent and healthy sexuality. Learn what consent is and how to ask, listen, and respect.
To register please visit the Center for Student Involvement’s page iLead: Leadership My Way.
  • Friday, April 15 at 12:30-1:30 pm: CARE Cove Out & Proud Edition (In-Person)
CARE COVE is a series created for all male identifying & masculine expressing students. In this series we will explore gender, healing and culture through an intersectional lens with different topics each session. For SAAM and Out & Proud, we open this space to all students to attend and participate. The topic will be consent and boundaries.
This event will held at the UCSD LGBT Resource Center
To register, please email careadvocate@ucsd.edu to be added to the roster and receive more information. 

WEEK 3

  • Monday to Friday, April 18-22: UC CARE Offices Instagram Challenge
Name a service that CARE offers and tag @UCSDCARE
  • Tuesday, April 19 at 3-4 pm: CARE Cove Out & Proud Edition (Virtual)
CARE COVE is a series created for all male identifying & masculine expressing students. In this series we will explore gender, healing and culture through an intersectional lens with different topics each session. For SAAM and Out & Proud, we open this space to all students to attend and participate. The topic will be consent and boundaries.
Register here: https://ucsd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJItc-yoqTkqH9KIwMeHmHhdI-n0-0kybDDN 

  • Friday, April 22 at 10-12 pm: How to Support a Student Survivor for Staff and Faculty

WEEK 4

  • Monday to Friday, April 25-28: UC CARE Offices Instagram Challenge
Pledge your commitment to ending sexual violence on your story and tag @UCSDCARE, then visit our CARE office to receive a free swag gift. Distribution of swag will be on Tuesday, April 25 through Thursday, April 27 from 10 am- 12 pm at the CARE at SARC office in Student Services #500.
  • Monday, April 25 at 5 pm: Denim Day Craft Picture Submission Due
Pictures of Denim Day crafts are due. Submit your pictures to our Instagram @UCSDCARE or email them to careinfo@ucsd.edu. Pictures will be posted on our account to celebrate Denim Day on Wednesday. 
  • Wednesday, April 27: Denim Day
Wear jeans as a visible social statement against the misconceptions surrounding sexual violence and to raise awareness for sexual assault. Take a picture, post it on your Instagram and tag @UCSDCARE! 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.
  • Wednesday, April 27: Consent and Sexual Health - Instagram Live
Want to find out how you can prioritize sexual health and consent in your relationships? Join @UCSDCARE as we co-host a live discussion with Health Promotion Services on sexual health and consent.
  • Thursday, April 28 at 2-2:50 pm: iLead Workshop on Sun God IDEAS 
The focus of the workshop will be knowledge and skill-building around Sun God Festival safety, protective behavioral strategies, and bystander intervention.
To register please visit the Center for Student Involvement’s page iLead: Leadership My Way.
  • Friday, April 29 at 12 pm: CARE Talks for Staff and Faculty
*A closed space for BIPOC UC San Diego Staff to discuss race, gender, relationships, and community
Register here: https://ucsd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqc-yupzsoHNwF4g1S6cP9sz6OxqXlxfug
Accommodation Requests
Please submit requests for accommodations to careinfo@ucsd.edu at least one week prior to the event you are interested in attending.

Take Action during SAAMsaam-denim-day-.png

Here are some ways for you to take action and support Sexual Assault Awareness Month: 
  • Participate in a SAAM event with a friend or colleague
  • Rock a teal ribbon or display a SAAM poster
  • Wear Teal on Day of Action (4/6) and throughout April
  • Wear Denim on Denim Day (4/27)
  • 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.