2020 Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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We devote every April to bringing awareness to Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) through programming to help educate and connect our community to create change. Engage with us through podcasts, social media campaigns, and outreach to continue in this important work.

Although we are moving all programming onto an online platform, we can still build a strong network of support and community during this critical time. 


SAAM 2020 Calendar

2020 Event Schedule

Teal Tuesdays

Wear teal to show support and tell us why you are in solidarity about this issue. Post on social media and remember to use #sjsusaam

If you don't have teal but still want to engage, here are some SJSU SAAM options for social media and even zoom. Check out what info graphics we have for Facebook and Instagram. We also have zoom backgrounds to use for meetings or class sessions. 


Dear Survivor Letter

We invite the SJSU community to share letters of support to survivors of sexual violence. 

To write a letter visit: bit.ly/dearsurvivor_submit

To view the letters visit: bit.ly/dearsurvivor_views


Podcast Picks! 

Check out staff picks of podcasts about relationships, communication, consent, and more!
We will release podcast picks here weekly and on social media. Come back to see what we have selected!

  1. AFFIRM - ep 35 The Healing Process
  2. Sex Talk Happy Hour - Not Your High School Sex Ed


Navigating Consent: Masculinity and Femininity in Asian American Culture

Collaborators: Gender Equity Center & Men Creating Change 

Join us for a special Men Creating Change episode that is a crossover with Asian Pacific Islander Desi- American (APID/A) Heritage Month as well as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Today, we discuss the complexities of Asian and Asian American masculinity and femininity and how that affects our understanding of sexuality, sexual assault, and power and gender roles in relationships. Special guest Quyen Nguyen, a graduate student at SJSU, helps guide our conversation. Also featured are Jenny Nguyen, Educational Programmer of the Gender Equity Center, and Chris Yang.

Listen on MOSAIC Station![BROKEN LINK]


Therapy Thursday

Now more than ever, we need to normalize the importance of therapy in the process of healing. Post and share what form of therapy looks like and remember to use #sjsusaam #therapythursday

Film Screening: Nameless

Join us for the digital screening of Nameless followed by a twitter town hall with @MenCanStopRape. For more information, please visit: mcsr.org/saam-digital

The next two screening dates are: 

  • April 16, 2:00 - 3:30pm
  • April 28, 4:00 - 5:30pm 

Denim Day

Denim Day is Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Take Action! Wear jeans with a purpose, support survivors, and educate yourself and others about sexual assault #sjsudenimday

History from the Denim Day Website: 

"The campaign began after a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped the person who raped her remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Peace Over Violence developed the Denim Day campaign in response to this case and the activism surrounding it. Since then, what started as a local campaign to bring awareness to victim blaming and destructive myths that surround sexual violence has grown into a movement. As the longest running sexual violence prevention and education campaign in history, Denim Day asks community members, elected officials, businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion statement by wearing jeans on this day as a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual violence."

Healthy Relationships Series (SJSU CAPS)

The series on Healthy Relationships will cover Myths and Taboos in the realm of relationships, lear more about Healthy and Unhealthy Conflict in Relationships, explore the many facets of roles and expectations in communication, and understand the natural course of romantic relationships, and learn about how to recognize when in a relationship may not be working and how you might effectively end it. 

Every Thursday from April 9 to April 30th @ 1:00 - 2:30 pm 

Click on the links above to register! 


One Love Workshops

The Educator Hour

Join these professional development sessions for educators on a variety of topics including: best practices for hosting virtual workshops; One Love’s 10 Signs of Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships during COVID-19; and relationship health topics like safety planning and consent.

Monday, April 13th at 11:00am: Consent and Digital Boundaries During COVID-19
Thursday, April 16th at 11:00am: 10 Signs Virtual Workshop Training

Click here to register!


Virtual Workshops

Join a live One Love Virtual Workshop to learn about the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships through a combination of relatable video content and live virtual discussion.

  • Monday, April 13th at 1:00pm: 10 Signs of a Healthy and Unhealthy Relationship
  • Thursday, April 16th at 1:00pm: Behind the Post

Click here to register!


Relationship Round Ups

Join One Love staff for our open conversation series on healthy relationship topics including discussions about movies and tv shows. This series provides space for you to ask for advice or learn how to maintain healthy relationships in this new reality, and the chance to hear from leaders within our network and yours.

  • Monday, April 13th at 4:00pm: Lessons with Leaders with a Special Guest
  • Thursday, April 16th at 4:00pm: See the Signs in Tiger King

Click here to register! 


Social Media 

Follow us on social media to stay updated and interact with us! Check out all of the resources we put together for online engagement: SJSU SAAM 2020






Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPs)[BROKEN LINK]

SJSU Wellness and Health Promotion

Information on COVID19 for survivors, communities, and Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault programs 

Topics include: 

  • Resources for Survivors
  • Safety Plans and Self-Care
  • Resources for Domestic and Sexual Violemce Advocacy Organizations
  • Remote Workplace and Technology Resources 
  • Shelter Care and Homelessness
  • Community Care
  • Protecting Immigrant Families 
  • Financial Relief for Vulnerable communities

SJSU SAAM fact sheets and resources

Co-Sponsored by Wellness and Health Promotion, Gender Equity Center, PRIDE Center, Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Conduct and Ethical Development