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NSVRC Blogs by Susan Sullivan


Susan Sullivan is the Prevention Campaign Specialist for NSVRC. She coordinates the national Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign and manages NSVRC's social media presence through Facebook and Twitter.

Rape crisis centers impacted by Hurricane Michael need help to continue to support survivors.

Get inspired for Sexual Assault Awareness Month by checking out captivating campus events from last year.

Hear from Sexual Assault Awareness Month event organizers about what goes into planning an effective SAAM event.

The #MeToo movement has confirmed what those of us doing anti-sexual violence work have known for years — that sexual violence is prevalent, it can happen to anyone, and the impact on survivors is long-lasting. For the general public, however, this information has been a wake-up call that has left many wondering what can be done to prevent another #MeToo story. 

In order to capture the scope of the Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign, we at NSVRC wanted to shine one final spotlight on the events, social media activism, and high-profile media engagement that made this year’s SAAM so successful.

By Carol May, Communications Intern for NSVRC 

A lot. 

One person can make a tremendous difference, and countless people are making a difference, all over the country, every day. 

Workplaces are important aspects of our society – places with cultures of their own that can play a large role in promoting healthy communities for both employees and those who patronize the business. And with the #MeToo movement shining a light on the prevalence of workplace sexual harassment, there has never been a better time for workplaces to get involved in Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Get your gears turning for Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2018 with this list of rock star SAAM events from across the country (and one even outside of it!). We checked in with event coordinators to learn about their planning process asked them their advice for first-time SAAM event planners.

Check out the events below, then go forth and plan your own captivating campaign!
 

Christiana at The Women's Center, Inc. in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania.

By Susan Sullivan, Prevention Campaign Specialist for NSVRC and Fiona Burke, Communications Intern for NSVRC

These days when a tragedy occurs – whether in our own communities or across the world – the graphic details make their way into our lives between non-stop news coverage and social media feeds flooded with updates.

Lost loved ones, homes, and possessions are a few of the tragedies brought on by hurricanes and flooding. But the hardships don’t stop there. These are five reasons why sexual violence is all too often a part of the pain of a disaster.

The Most Vulnerable Are Left Behind