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Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of SAAM is to raise awareness of sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

April has been designated as National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of SAAM is to raise awareness of sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. UC San Diego SAAM is brought to you by the SAAM Coalition comprised of various UC San Diego organizations and departments to co-sponsor events all throughout April. The SAAM Coalition encourages members of the UC San Diego community to change campus culture together.


SAAM 2018 Upcoming Events 

This year we are recognizing the 30 years of sexual assault prevention and response at UC San Diego led by CARE at the Sexual Assault Resource Center. Join us at the following events: 

saam 2018National Day of Action 

Tuesday, April 3, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Library Walk

  • Gear up for SAAM with teal ribbons and posters! Sign a pledge to support survivors and be a responsive bystander to get a limited edition tote! 

Title IX at UCSD

Wednesday, April 11, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
PC West Bear Room

  • Learn about the Title IX on campus and the work of the UC Title IX Student Advisory Board from graduate and undergraduate student representatives Hayley Weddle and Annie Park 

Succulents for SAAM

Tuesday, April 17, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.,
The Zone (students)
Huerta/Vera Cruz Room (staff/faculty)

  • Join us in recognizing the resilience of sexual assault survivors by planting your own succulent. Two offerings are provided - The Zone for students and the Huerta Vera Cruz Room for staff and faculty. 

Friends Supporting LGBTQIA+ Survivors

Wednesday, April 18, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
LGBT Resource Center

  • A discussion on the unique concerns and needs of LGBTQIA+ survivors, ways to support a survivor, and how to take care of yourself as a support person. 

Take Back the Night 

Thursday, April 19, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
PC West Lawn / Library Walk 

  • Open mic testimonials provide a space for survivors in the UC San Diego community to share their experiences and raise awareness about sexual assault. 

Denim Day 

Wednesday, April 25, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Library Walk

  • Join us by sporting your denim, speaking out against victim blaming, and supporting survivors. 

Sun God IDEAS Tabling 

Thursday, April 26, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sun God Lawn

  • In preparation for this year's Sun God Festival, learn about party safety and bystander intervention.

For materials, please email careinfo@ucsd.edu to request posters and/or ribbons.

If you are planning a SAAM event and would like to invite CARE to present, complete our online program request. 


survivor shout outsSurvivor Shout Outs

Survivor shout outs are a way we, as a community, can show our support to survivors of sexual assault. Shout outs will be written on a starfish shape and included at events during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM).Give a shout out to a survivor you know through our online form or visit us on our SAAM Tabling dates.


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SAAM Coalition

CARE at the Sexual Assault Resource Center coordinates and publicizes all campus events associated with UCSD SAAM in conjunction with the SAAM Coalition which is comprised of a number of organizations and departments at UCSD including: