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Freedom from Sexual Violence

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Each year, the montsaamh 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!



The SAAM 2017 campaign is: Engaging New Voices!

Events in April for SAAM 2017

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) Kick-off @ the Capitol

Tuesday, April 4th, 12:30-2:30pm

Old Supreme Court Chambers, State Capitol
Join us for speakers, performers, and an awards ceremony to kick-off SAAM!
This year’s kick-off for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) features new projects and honors many leaders in Colorado. Please mark your calendars and join us on Tuesday, April 4th from 12:30-2:30pm.

Program Includes:

Member Spotlight

Sexual Assault Services Organization (SASO) Durango Colorado


Domestic Safety Resource Center Lamar, Colorado

Colorado Visionary Voice Award 

Lorena Garcia formerly with Colorado Youth Matter

The Legislative Excellence Award  

Representative Dominique Jackson


Senator John Cooke

The Media Excellence Award

Priscilla Cabral-Pérez

Reporter, Univision Colorado

Performance by

Colorado artist and PhD Candidate Sena K Harjo

Group Panel

From Inception to Intersections: A look at the start of the
movement and where we go from here!


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Colorado Denim Day

The Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CCASA) is holding our 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, 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:


QFAC-logoQuiz for a Cause

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.


colorado_ref_2001Statewide Events Calendar

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

SAAM spanish media kitSpanish Media Kit Available!

CCASA’s SAAM planning Committee in coordination with CCADV’s Latina Outreach Project Coordinator, Kristiana Huitron, developed a Spanish Media Kit for SAAM!  Click here to access the NSVRC Spanish Flyer about Sexual Violence.



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.

Postcard              About Denim Day Flyer


DFSA Bar Poster-Bystander-MaleDrug-Facilitated Sexual Assault Poster Series

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.

Bystander Poster: English and Spanish

Know the Facts Poster: English and Spanish

Trust Yourself Poster #1: English and Spanish

Trust Yourself Poster #2: English and Spanish


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.

Poster Template             Score Sheet              Bonus Round Score Sheet


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!


2017 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!

Resources from NSVRC

Click here for the complete list NSVRC SAAM Kits.

SAAM PSAs playlist on the CCASA YouTube Channel


SAAM Social Media

Custom Facebook Cover Pics

click here.

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Daily Posts

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 Campaign

Click here for the blog that describes the campaign and to download all the pic for your personal or agency use!



Contact CCASA

Need materials for your SAAM events?  We can send CCASA members a sampling of brochures, pens, handbooks, etc.  Contact Rosa Molina, Outreach and Events Coordinator: or 303-839-9999.