Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)
CARDV Fundraising Events during
Block 15 People's Pint
Entire month of April!
Look for The People's Pint tap handle at both Block 15 locations in Corvallis. A portion of sales from the designated People's Pint will be donated to CARDV!
More ways to get involved during
Follow the National Sexual Violence Resource Center on Instagram and participate in their #30daysofsaam photo contest to raise awareness.
Learn more about the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence (OCADSV) and the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force (AGSATF) campaign for Sexual Assault ACTION Month HERE!
SAAM Day of Action
Tuesday April 2, 2019
Wear teal — the color of sexual assault prevention!
Share photos of you wearing teal on social media and use the hashtag #SAAM.
Start By Believing Day
Wednesday April 3, 2019
Start By Beliveing is the global campaign to transform the way we respond to sexual assault. It was created by End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving criminal justice responses to sexual assault.
Thursday April 4, 2019
RAINN Day is an opportunity for college students to demonstrate to their peers that they are an ally in the fight against sexual violence. Draw a blue triangle on your hand, symbolizing a megaphone, to show your peers that you care about and are committed to speaking up about sexual violence. Use hashtag #LetsGetLoud! Learn more here
April 7-13, 2019
This year's NCVRW theme—Honoring Our Past. Creating Hope for the Future.—celebrates the progress made by those before us as we look to a future of crime victim services that is even more inclusive, accessible, and trauma-informed. Learn more about the National Crime Victim's Rights Week here.
Wednesday April 24, 2019
Denim Day is an international campaign to raise awareness and end sexual assault. Click here for more information on Denim Day and ways to get involved.
Show your support at Take Back the Night on Thursday, April 25, 2019.
Take Back the Night is an international event that raises awareness of sexual violence and amplifies the voices of survivors. Click here for more information.
Teen Survivors Week of Action
April 22-27, 2019
National week of action during Sexual Assault Awareness Month to advocate for teen survivors including promoting consent, bystander intervention & supporting survivors - learn more here
Every individual has a role to play:
Educate yourself about sexual assault and how to support a survivor. Click here for information about sexual assault.
Support survivors of sexual assault when they talk about their experience.
Use your voice to educate others about the prevalence of sexual assault and counter victim-blaming.
Be mindful of messages in the media that do not support survivors and of what you post on your own social media pages. Everyone deserves safety and respect.
In addition to participating in local events to promote awareness and educate about sexual assault, here are some suggestions on how to support a friend or family member that has experienced sexual assault:
Believe them. Let the survivor know that you believe them and that the assault was not their fault.
Listen. Listen with compassion and without judgement. Avoid questions that begin with “why.”
Encourage them to seek additional support. Let the survivor know that CARDV’s Crisis & Support Line is available 24 hours a day:
We offer support and information as well as connect survivors with additional resources. Se habla español.