Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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This April, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, presented by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, will focus on the theme I Ask

Avalon recognizes the unique role we all play in prevention and changing the culture. Over the past few years of high profile cases we have witnessed and experienced how social and systemic change can happen when survivors and their allies speak out and stand together. When we reflect on and change how we think and talk about the issue of sexualized violence and consent, we can create a culture of respect, equality, and safety.  All of our voices have power. It’s time for everyone to find that voice and embrace it.

To find out more about Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the National Sexual Violence Resource Centre, please visit https://www.nsvrc.org/saam. Here are some key dates:

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

Wear teal, the color of sexual assault awareness and prevention, on the SAAM Day of Action. Wearing teal — whether it’s a teal ribbon, shirt, or other accessory — will serve as a conversation-starter about topics like consent, respect, and supporting survivors. Share a selfie of your teal look online using hashtags #SAAM, #IAsk, and #Teal. Visit bit.ly/SAAMAction to learn more about ways to get involved in the Day of Action! RSVP: Join the Facebook event to connect with other individuals gearing up for the Day of Action: bit.ly/SAAMDOA

April 7th – 13th, 2019

Meet Us On the Street: International Anti-Street Harassment Week is an opportunity to collectively raise awareness that street harassment happens and it’s not okay.

April 12th, 2019.

Day of Silence A student-led national event where folks take a vow of silence to highlight the silencing and erasure of LGBTQ people at school.