Each year, the month of April is designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in the United States. The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. Each year CCASA’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month Planning Committee convenes from October through May to coordinate resources and events across Colorado. View the SAAM Fact Sheet for more info and to outreach to your community!
2014 Colorado SAAM Theme
The 2014 SAAM Committee is currently meeting and working to develop the SAAM initiatives for this year. CCASA is pleased to announce that we will continue to promote the statewide SAAM theme,
“Let’s talk about it! Colorado Communities Coming Together.”
The Colorado theme was designed to recognize the need for communities to come together in order to end sexual violence in Colorado. 2014 also marks CCASA’s 30th anniversary of connecting Colorado communities with our mission to promote safety, justice and healing for survivors while working toward the elimination of sexual violence.
Events in April for SAAM
Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) Kick-off @ the Capitol
Tuesday, April 1st, 12-1pmOld Supreme Court Chambers, State Capitol
Join us for speakers, performers, and an awards ceremony to kick-off SAAM!
The Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CCASA) is launching our 1st Annual Colorado Denim Day event in an effort to raise awareness about sexual assault throughout Colorado and raise funds to support our mission to promote safety, justice, and healing for survivors while working toward the elimination of sexual violence in our communities. Denim Day is a worldwide event that takes place on the 4th Wednesday in April, and Colorado Denim Day is our statewide event aligning with Denim Day events across the globe. To learn more about how you can get involved, go to: http://coloradodenimday.org.
Each year CCASA partners with Geeks Who Drink to hold Quiz for a Cause events at bars across the state that serve as fundraisers for member agencies. Visit our Event Calendar for a full listing of Quiz for a Cause events in April.
CCASA is pleased to offer an online calendar on our website that features events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April and other events year-round. Simply go to the Calendar of Events page and submit your events individually into the event form.
SAAM Resources for CCASA Members
Denim Day Templates
Many member organizations hold events for Denim Day, a worldwide day to bring awareness to the myths and misconceptions that surround sexual assault. Learn more about Denim Day USA. We are providing you with these template materials-a postcard and a flyer for general awareness raising-to help spread the word in your community.
These posters are designed for members to put in public places, like a restroom or community board, to raise awareness about DFSA and about their agency as a resource. These posters-4 different topics, all in English and Spanish-have spaces where agencies can customize them with their agency name & contact info.
SAAM Bar Trivia Fundraiser Guide
The Bar Trivia Guide is designed for communities who are looking to build collaborations between local bars/restaurants through the hosting of a trivia event for SAAM. This guide provides general as well as sexual assault-specific trivia rounds so that you don’t need a professional to run your event…you and your staff and volunteers can make it happen! Not to mention, this is designed to be a fundraiser for your agency. Contact us with questions about creating a trivia event.
SAAM Book List
We are always adding to this list! The SAAM Book List includes fiction and non-fiction as well as adult and teen selections of books that your book club can read to start a conversation. You can also work with your local library or book store to have a book display or reading during SAAM!
2014 SAAM Media Kit
This is a comprehensive Media Kit with tips and tools for reaching out to your local media, whether through a Letter to the Editor, video PSA, Blog post, Proclamation, etc. This Kit provides sample and template materials that will make your job easier!
SAAM PSAs playlist on the CCASA YouTube Channel
SAAM Social Media
Custom Facebook Cover Pics
Click here for suggested daily posts for Twitter and Facebook from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.
And click here for the Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence’s daily post campaign for SAAM!
SAAM Rape Culture Awareness Campaignforthcoming on 4/1/14!
Need materials for your SAAM events? We can send CCASA members a sampling of brochures, pens, handbooks, etc. Contact Alexa Priddy, Director of Training & Communications: firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-839-9999.