The Center for Health Advocacy and Wellness (CHAW) and the kNOw More Student Advisory Board are excited to partner with student organizations, campus partners, and community partners to bring awareness and survivor support to our community for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The year’s theme is ‘We Can Build Safe Online Spaces’ which highlights how to practice consent online and build respectful online communities. Throughout the month, there will be several events and social media posts on ways to engage in SAAM. We will also be collaborating with our partners at FAMU and Tallahassee Community College to provide cross-campus conversations. See our SAAM calendar of events below. Please follow @fsuknowmoresab and @fsuchaw to engage with us all month!
Tuesday, April 6th | SAAM Day of Action
Today is Sexual Assault Awareness Month Day of Action! Stop by our kNOw More table at Landis Green from 1:30PM – 3:00PM. We will be giving away teal ribbons, resources, coloring sheets, and swag.
Thursday, April 8th | How to Support Student Survivors
Want to learn about supporting student survivors? Join us for a discussion with campus advocates from FAMU, FSU, and TCC to learn strategies for support and what services are available on each campus. This session is from 12pm-1pm and is geared towards faculty and staff. Click here to register for How to Support Student Survivors. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Thursday, April 8th | Green Dot Tabling at Seminole Festival
Stop by the Green Dot table at Seminole Festival to learn more about bystander intervention and get our latest Green Dot swag. Seminole Fest begins at 1PM and is on Langford Green.
Monday April 12th | Open Green Dot Overview
Join us at 6pm to learn more about FSU’s Green Dot Bystander Intervention program and how you can be a part of culture change in our community. Click here to register for the Green Dot Overview. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Wednesday, April 14 | Abuse and Technology: Staying Safe in a Digital Age
Technology is increasingly used to commit acts of domestic violence, sexual violence, stalking, elder abuse & human trafficking. Join us from 11AM – 12PM as we learn about abuse and technology and how to stay safe in this Digital Age. Presented by TCC Victim Advocate Program featuring panelists from TCC, FSU, FAMU, and the community. Click here to register for Abuse and Technology: Staying Safe in a Digital Age
Wednesday, April 28th | Denim Day
Wear jeans to take a stand against victim-blaming in honor of Denim Day. Head over to DenimDayInfo.org to learn more about the campaign.
Thursday, April 29th | National Take Back the Night
Join us in supporting the National Take Back the Night Event on April 29th at 8pm to learn about the global movement to end sexual violence. Click here to register for the National Take Back the Night Event
The SAAM Syllabus is an introduction to Sexual Assault Awareness Month, violence prevention, advocacy, and trauma. The SAAM Syllabus is a collection of history, academic articles and journals, and playlists that explore sexual violence, consent, bystander intervention, public policy, and how they intersect with identity. This syllabus is a living and breathing document and will grow as we continue to grow in our prevention efforts. We publish this syllabus with hopes that you will engage with it, call yourself in, and learn more about sexual violence to create the more supportive community we are actively working towards. You can access the syllabus here.
SAAM Backgrounds for Zoom
Show your support for survivors by using one of our SAAM backgrounds for Zoom!