April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on sexual violence prevention. 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 information!
The SAAM 2018 campaign is: Embrace Your Voice!
Events in April for SAAM 2018
Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) Kick-off @ the Capitol
Wednesday, April 4th, 12:00-1:00pm
Old Supreme Court Chambers, Colorado State Capitol
Join us for speakers, performers, and an awards ceremony to kick-off SAAM!
Colorado Denim Day
Wednesday, April 25th
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: 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
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 event bringing awareness to the myths and misconceptions that surround sexual assault. Click to learn more about Denim Day USA.
These posters are designed for members to put in public places to raise awareness about DFSA and about your agency as a resource. Agencies can customize these posters with your logo and contact information.
SAAM Bar Trivia Fundraiser Guide
The Bar Trivia Guide is designed for community groups who are looking to collaborate with local bars and restaurants by hosting SAAM trivia events.
SAAM Book 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 around the issue of sexual assault. You can also work with your local library or book store to have a book display or reading during SAAM!
Resources from NSVRC
Click here for the complete collection of NSVRC SAAM materials, including social media graphics, guides, and more!
Check out the CCASA YouTube channel for our SAAM PSAs playlist.