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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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Sexual violence awareness and victim advocacy has been important to Sacramento State for years. Because of their commitment to the cause, the university always offers events during Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April. Some of the main events are Take Back the Night, Denim Day and Bystander Day. The university’s commitment to keeping the campus a safe place for everyone is spelled out in detail in the “We Care. We Will Help” campaign.

postcard_front 2Sexual Assault Awareness Month ribbons and Denim Day buttons will be available at the April events:

Sign the “It’s On Us” Pledge: April 6-9th from 10-4pm in the Library Quad. Students are invited to stop by the ASI table to sign the “It’s On Us” pledge.

Bystander Day: April 9th from 10-2pm in the Library Quad. Students who sign the “It’s On Us” pledge may also make a stronger statement by affixing their handprint to a paper wall.

Uncomfortable Conversations: April 6th from 12-1pm in the Redwood Room and 7pm in the AMC Conference Room. Roundtable discussions on how to talk about sexual assault and dating violence.

The Clothesline Project and Sexual Assault and Domestic/Dating Violence Resource Fair: April 7th from 10-2pm in the Library Quad. The Clothesline Project allows people to share their thoughts about sexual assault by decorating T-shirts and hanging them on the clothesline for all to see. The Resource Fair brings together campus and community organizations to share information about preventing sexual assault and domestic/dating violence.

How to Support a Survivor: April 8th from 12-1:30pm in the Hinde Auditorium. Sabrina Word, a health educator in Sac State’s Student Health and Counseling Services, offers advice on how to be supportive of sexual assault survivors. postcard_back

14th annual Sac State Take Back the Night: April 15th at 6pm in the Library Quad. A march to the residence halls and back to raise awareness of sexual violence and encourage the campus community’s commitment to activism.

The Hunting Ground: April 27th from 12-2:30pm in the Redwood Room. A screening of the 2015 documentary about rapes on college campuses and their toll on the student victims and their families followed by a panel discussion.

Denim Day at Sac State: April 29th. The campus community is encouraged to wear jeans as part of a national campaign to draw attention to misconceptions surrounding sexual assault.

Men Who Ask: April 29th from 2-4pm in the Summit Room. Sac State fraternity men discuss their pledge to end sexual violence against women.