SAAM 2023: We see u. we believe u.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Each year, the Center for Campus Wellness leads campus-wide initiative to promote awareness, address prevention, and prompt response surrounding sexual harassment, assault, abuse and violence.
This year's theme is "We See You. We Believe You." This campaign shares our office's promise to believe, listen, and support survivors. Through our events this month, we hope that you will join us in recognizing signs of sexual assault, calling in unhealthy and dangerous behaviors, and helping to create a community of support for survivors.
Read what our student co-chairs have to say in @theU!
Our partners in the Marriott Library have curated a list of books to read in honor of SAAM
Calendar of events
HIV Testing Clinic
Tuesday, April 11 | 12pm - 2pm | SSB 380
Grab your student ID, a friend, and come get testing at our HIV testing clinic! We offer free and painless HIV antibody tests that only needs an oral swab and the results are ready in 20 minutes. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to speak with a health educator about safer sex practices and they'll hook you up with protection, lube, and lots of great information.
Coffee with cops
Wednesday, April 12 | 11:30am - 1pm | Marriott Library Plaza
Join us for Coffee with Cops where U of U Safety will be giving students coffee and donuts! Visit our Victim-Survivor Advocacy table to learn more about our services and to pick up resources.
STI Testing Clinic
Wednesday, April 12 | 12pm - 2pm | Union West Ballroom
Grab your student ID, a friend, and come get testing at our mobile STI testing clinic! We offer free, non-invasive testing for gonorrhea and chlamydia...and it's FREE! You'll also have a chance to speak with a peer counselor about safer sex practices and they'll hook you up with protection, lube, and lots of great information.
Building a Culture of Consent: A Film Clip Screening to Challenge Rape Culture
| Wednesday, April 12 | 5 - 7pm | Kahlert 1125
Join us for a discussion on challenging rape culture, through a screening of short clips. Enjoy snacks and refreshments while joining the conversation.
| Wednesday, April 19 | 6 - 8pm | Kahlert 1125
A Celebration of Beauty for all Folx. Come dressed in the style that represents you, and strut your stuff for the camera. There will be crafts, conversations, and snacks as well!
| Friday, April 21 | 12 - 2pm | Union 319
Celebrate our love for our "sisters" with a letter campaign: Join us for a gathering where we will write letters to a "sister" or female identifying person who positively impacted your resiliency after having experienced sexual violence.
In partnership with Gender Based Violence Consortium
Solidari-TEA: Safe Space for Survivors
| Monday, April 24 | 1 - 4pm | Union Parlor A
Join us in a soothing space for folx who have experienced relationship or sexual violence and allies who are interested in building community on campus. Come decompress with a therapy dog and enjoy coffee, tea, and snacks. Settle in to create some hand-crafted self-care items.
my jeans protest violence: a denim day interactive display
| Monday, April 24 - Wednesday, April 26 | Union Lobby
Visit our table to contribute to the Denim Day display by writing words of inspiration or solidarity on denim pieces! You can learn more about the history of Denim Day, and pick up stickers, buttons, and ribbons to further show your support!