2021 Sexual Assault Awareness Month
We devote every April to bringing awareness to Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) through programming to help educate and connect our community to create change. Engage with us through podcasts, social media campaigns, and outreach to continue in this important work.
Although we are moving all programming onto an online platform, we can still build a strong network of support and community during this critical time.
2021 Event Schedule
Wear teal to show support and tell us why you are in solidarity about this issue. Post on social media and remember to use #sjsusaam
If you don't have teal but still want to engage, here are some SJSU SAAM options for social media and even zoom. Check out what info graphics we have for Facebook and Instagram. We also have zoom backgrounds to use for meetings or class sessions.
Dear Survivor Letter
April 1 - April 30 | GeneC Webpage
Gender Equity Center
The Dear Survivor Project is a platform in which San Jose State community can share letters of support to survivors of sexual violence. It is inspired by the Dear Survivor Project, to learn more you can visit: dearsurvivorproject.tumblr.com/
We want to create an opportunity to stand in solidarity for violence prevention and to create an atmosphere of empathy and understanding.
To submit a letter, please fill out our google form. All letters will be anonymous and some information may be redacted to protect the identities of individuals.
Letters will be live for viewing on our website at https://www.sjsu.edu/genec/events/dearsurvivor/index.php starting Monday, April 5, 2021
GenEC Cast | Episode 2 | Intersections of COVID-19 and Intimate Partner & Domestic Violence
This podcast focuses on how COVID-19 is impacting intimate partner and domestic violence differently during shelter in place.
Domestic Violence Awareness Week Sigma Alpha Zeta
Check out their Instagram @sjsu_saz
Trivia Night on Kahoot
Monday, April 12 | 6:00 pm | Zoom Link
Next Door Solutions Workshop
Tuesday, April 13 | 6:00 pm | Zoom Link
Notes to Survivors on Canva
Wednesday, April 14 | 6:00 pm | Zoom Link
Self Empowerment for Sexual Assault Survivors Workshop
Reclaiming your Presence
Thursday, April 8 | 11:00 - 12:00 pm | Zoom link
Your Truth and Power
Thursday, April 22 | 11:00 - 12:00 pm | Zoom link
Counseling and Psychological Services
Facilitator: Ellen Lin
In this 2-part workshop series, practice reconnecting with yourself, your emotions and strengths, and owning your power in the face of emotional triggers. Attending both workshops is highly encouraged.
Healthy Relationships Workshop
Tuesdays: April 20, April 27, May 4, and May 11 | 3:00PM - 4:30PM | Zoom registration
Counseling and Psychological Services
Facilitator: Justine Fan and Karin Voelker
Healthy relationships is a workshop that discusses what are the tenants of healthy relationships within the context of culture
Keeping It Safer and Sexier (KISS)
Tuesday, April 13 | 7:00 - 8:00 pm | Zoom Registration
Peer Health Education/Wellness and Health Promotion
Was your sex ed was inaccurate, abstinence-only, and shame-based? Reclaim your sexual health with SJSU’s peer health educators! We'll give you non-judgemental, non-gendered info so you can have comfy and exciting experiences! Learn how to communicate boundaries, ask for consent, use safer sex supplies, talk to partners about STI testing, contact campus sexual health experts, choose birth control, and get FREE safer sex supplies mailed to you. You’ll even have the chance to enter a drawing for a sexy prize mailed right to your door! Learn with us in wonderful virtual anonymity on Zoom: Tuesday April 13, 7-8 pm.
One Love Workshops
One Love Educator Hour
Join One Love for free bi-monthly professional development sessions featuring key topics and exciting speakers that will prepare you to bring relationship health education to young people in your community.
Sexting: Teaching Digital Boundaries & Consent
Thursday, March 25 | 11:00 AM (PST) | Zoom registration
Teaching Self-Love, Self-Trust, & Self-Care
Thursday, April 8 | 11:00 AM (PST) | Zoom registration
Stalking & the 10 Signs with SPARC
Thursday, April 22 | 11:00 AM (PST) | Zoom registration
Wednesday, April 28th | On Campus & Online | All Day
Denim Day began more than 20 years ago, after the Italian Supreme Court overturned a rape conviction because the survivor had been wearing tight jeans. After the ruling, women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in protest. Wearing jeans on Denim Day has since become a symbol for raising awareness, supporting survivors, and protesting against destructive attitudes about sexual violence. SJSU community members are encouraged to participate by wearing denim on campus, using campaign materials to promote conversation.
Follow us on social media to stay updated and interact with us! Check out all of the resources we put together for online engagement: SJSU SAAM 2021
- Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPs)
- SJSU Wellness and Health Promotion
- Futures Without Violence
- No More
- SJSU SAAM fact sheets and resources
Co-Sponsored by Wellness and Health Promotion, Gender Equity Center, PRIDE Center, Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Conduct and Ethical Development