Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2022

State Wide

Start by Believing Day is observed each year to change the way we respond and support survivors of sexual assault. 


April multiple dates - Utah State University - Multiple locations

April 2nd, 9th, and 16th - Let’s Talk About Sex 3-part Educational Series at USU Logan and via Zoom

April 6th - Start by Believing Day Pledge Booths at the USU Logan, Eastern, and Blanding Campuses

April 11th - Sex Positivity Panel at USU Logan and via Zoom

-A safe space free from judgment where students and employees can ask questions about having healthy sexual relations with themselves, dating partners, and spouses.

April 11th - Take Back the Night at USU Eastern

April 12th - High Fitness for Survivors at USU Logan

-Partnering with Campus Recreation, the SAAVI Office is hosting a fundraiser high fitness class for community members. All proceeds are donated to the SAAVI Survivor Fund.

April 21st - Take Back the Night for the Cache Valley Community

April 27th - Denim Day Celebration at USU Logan and USU Eastern

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Northern Utah

April 1st - Weber State University - Ogden

Take Back The Night is an event observed since the 1960’s, Take Back the Night has empowered and supported survivors/victims, helped those in pain, and asserted that it is unacceptable for people to live in fear for their safety. Take Back the Night rallies, marches, candlelight vigils, and speak-outs are the means by which we show our solidarity. We invite you to join the movement to end and raise awareness to, sexual and interpersonal violence and demonstrate support for survivors and victims on our campus and in our community.


April Multiple dates - University of Utah - Salt Lake City

Pay it Forward at the Campus Store | Month of April | Campus Bookstore
SAAM Kickoff: How Do You Support Survivors |Raffle for a self-care package!
-Monday, 4/4 at 12 pm to 2 pm at Union Lobby &

-Tuesday, 4/5 at 12 pm to 2 pm at East Entrance of MLib

Denim Day Pictures | Wednesday, 4/6 at 12 pm to 2 pm | Union Lobby
Rape Myths & Facts Presentation | Monday, 4/11 at 11 am to 12:30 pm | MLib 1140 – hosted by Rape Recovery Center
Boundaries Workshop | Wednesday, 4/13 at 2:30 pm to 4 pm | Union Theater – hosted by It’s on US
Mobile STI Testing Clinic | Thursday, 4/14 at 11 am to 1 pm | Union West Ballroom
Letters to Our Community | Tuesday, 4/19 at 12 pm to 3 pm | Union Patio
-Letters will be displayed in Union Lobby from April 11th to 29th

Assemble Kits for Survivors with Women in Business | Wednesday, 4/20 at 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm | SFEBB Lobby – hosted by Women in Business
-Make a donation on Amazon Wishlist

Solidari-TEA | Wednesday, 4/27 at 1 pm to 4 pm | Union Den – hosted by CSW Victim-Survivors Advocates.
· Registration Required

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April - Multiple dates - YCC - Ogden

April 1st - Take Back the Night 
April 7th - Start By Believing/Stop by Preventing Table
April 13th - Jazz @ the Station
April 14th - Start By Believing/Stop by Preventing Table
April 19th - Denim Day Acknowledgement Ogden City Council
April 21st - Start By Believing/Stop by Preventing Table
April 28th - Start By Believing/Stop by Preventing Table

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April 11th - Rape Recovery Center - Salt Lake City

Rape 101: Myths and Stereotypes Workshop

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April 15th - Rape Recovery Center - Salt Lake City

Artwork created by survivors within the community will be on display at Urban Arts Gallery through the weekend. Admission to see the artwork is free and open to the public. The Gallery is closed on Mondays.

April 16th - Rape Recovery Center - Salt Lake City

The Healing Community Art event is drop in/open house style, so you are welcome to stay as long or as little as you like. You have the option to create your own art piece, fill in some coloring pages, and/or contribute to a large community canvas while at the gallery. Representatives from the RRC will be present and share more information about the Rape Recovery Center throughout the evening.

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April 19th - UCASA - Provo

Half-Tee fund raising event. Catered Dinner, entertainment, workshops, and training will be provided.
Halftee partners with our local chapter of CASA to donate to the needs of survivors of sexual assault by providing training opportunities for our community! Event is open to adults and teens.

Event page


April 20th - Safe Harbor - Layton

2nd Annual Sexual Assault Awareness Conference is a multifaceted approach to combating sexual assault. This year’s keynote speaker is Elizabeth Smart and she will focus on the importance of proper support for victims to recover.


April 22nd - South Valley Services - Online or at home

Plant For Change on Earth Day (April 22nd), Social Media Call to action, SVS is going to turn our social media green that day, and share photos of us planting to honor surviors! Every Earth Day we take this day to show gratitude for our planet, its beauty, and all it does to support us. As we near the end of Sexual Assault Awareness month, we would also like to give some recognition and support to survivors of sexual violence.

Today, we ask you all to Plant for Change. Caring for and growing plants can be a therapeutic activity, and we want to recognize all the growth, life, beauty, and healing of the survivors in our communities by taking some time to garden and grow some new life today. Show support for survivors, and your intolerance for violence by joining us and planting some new plants in your garden and homes today!

Here are some ideas of what to plant in support of our survivors:

Aloe Vera: Healing and Protection

Lavendar: Healing

Daisy: Anti-Anxiety & Clean Air

Daffodil: New Beginnings

Golden Pothos: Persevering & Longing

Philodendron: Love of Nature & Growth

Spider Plant: Mindfulness & Health


April 23rd - Safe Harbor, and the Utah Warriors - Herriman

Utah Warriors vs. Seattle Seawolves rugby game SAAM awareness night

Safe Harbor events page


March 19th - Rape Recovery Center, UCASA, and Project Rainbow Utah - Salt Lake City

Denim Day is observed on the last Wednesday in April in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The campaign started as a result of a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the judge believed that since the survivor’s jeans were so tight, she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The next day, all of the women in the Italian Parliament wore jeans in solidarity with the survivor.


April 27th - UCASA - Salt Lake City

UCASA invite all of you to attend our press conference and listen to Utah's coalitions and organizations against sexual assault, legislators, law enforcement and survivors talk about the importance of primary prevention and support for our survivors of sexual violence. Wear your denim and meet us at the South Steps of the Capitol on Denim Day, April 27th at 10AM!


We will have "I Wear Denim Because.." cards available to take pictures!
Make sure to tag @ucasa @raperecoverycenter on Facebook and @ucasaorg and @raperecoverycenter on IG and use our hashtags #DenimDayUtah #IWearDenimBecause#HealingTogetherUtah
If you have any questions, comments or concerns, email [email protected]

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April 29th - Safe Harbor - Farmington

Safe Harbor's Take Back the Night Candlelight Vigil is designed to educate the community about the prevalence of sexual violence and to stand in solidarity with our survivors. There will be a music, speakers, and an opportunity to share your survivor story! Candles will be provided.

Safe Harbor events page


April 30th - Safe Harbor - Bountiful

4th Annual Survivors of violence Art Expo at the Bountiful Arts Center

Bountiful Arts Center website


Southern Utah

April multiple dates - Dixie State university - St. George

"What Were You Wearing?": A Sexual Assault Awareness Exhibit at DSU is presented by the Women's Resource Center and DOVE Center. Patterned after Kansas University, the exhibit hopes to dispel the myths of sexual violence with clothing artifacts and narratives of sexual assault survivors. Join us at the opening reception on April 2 at 3:00 pm at the Holland 2nd Floor Lobby. Click on "more" for the exhibit display schedule.

EXHIBIT DISPLAY SCHEDULE:

April 2-6 Holland 2nd Floor Lobby

April 9-13 Eccles Fine Arts Center Lobby

April 16-20 Taylor Health Science Center Lobby

DSU event page


April 11th - DOVE Center and Dixie State University - St. George

Film screening of "The Bystander Moment Transforming a Rape Culture"

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April 30 - PIK2AR - St. George

Heels to Heal Walk. Throughout the years PIK2AR has been privileged to connect with their community members in this public display of encouragement and reassurance where in addition to employing communal action and education, we collect the funds necessary for our victim advocacy work to help victims and survivors of violence re-gain stability and work towards their own independence, healing, and safety with a community support system.

Event page 

 


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