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There are many different ways that communities and campuses choose to commemorate Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). That's why we checked in with organizers from this past April to learn more about their events and the community response. Their responses help contextualize the planning process behind these events and also serve as an inspiration to future event planners. 

Everything you need to know to plan a Sexual Assault Awareness Month event!

At the moment we have received as many sign-ups for the SAAM 2019 Action Kit as we can accept. Follow the SAAM blog or our Facebook page to find out if we will be able to distribute more Action Kits in 2019.

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. 

This year, NSVRC is celebrating its 17th year coordinating the national campaign for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Yet this annual commemoration of SAAM during April to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it goes back decades. Not only does the history of SAAM date back long before NSVRC was founded, but activists and survivors advocating for change at the grassroots and community level have roots reaching as far back as the Civil Rights Era.

Roots of a Movement

By Carol May, Communications Intern for NSVRC 

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

Are you searching for a way to get creative with your activism? Look no further than NSVRC’s #30DaysofSAAM Instagram contest! The contest is an opportunity for individuals and organizations to participate in Sexual Assault Awareness Month throughout April in an engaging and meaningful way. 

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.