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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Each year, the University of Denver recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) during the month of April by hosting a number of awareness and education events for the DU community.

These events are open to members of the DU community. We recognize that parking and access are important factors to consider when planning to attend events. Please use this map to review available parking options on campus.

SAAM 2019

SAAM will take place in April. A full list of events is available here. Programs will include:

Clothesline Project Art Installation
Anderson Academic Commons, April 1-30

Healing Hearts Art Installation
Colorado Women's College, April 1-30

Lunch with Kick-Off Speaker Marty Liccardo
Engaging Masculine Folks in Prevention and Allyship
Sponsored by Student Engagement and the Health and Counseling Center
Anderson Academic Commons Special Events Room (290)
April 4, 11:30AM-12:30PM (doors open and lunch available at 11AM)
Flyer  |  Register here

Kick-Off Speaker: Marty Liccardo
Let's Talk About Toxic Masculinity. Returning facilitator Marty Liccardo (he/him) will speak about toxic masculinity and its impact.
Sponsored by Student Engagement
Davis Auditorium, Sturm Hall
April 4, 7PM

Trauma Informed Yoga for Survivors
Brought to you by the Health and Counseling Center
Colorado Women's College Garden Room,
April 10, 11AM-1PM

Take Back the Night
Brought to you by the Health and Counseling Center
Lindsey Auditorium, Sturm Hall
April 17, 7PM
At this event, we will hold space for survivors to share their experiences. We know that many survivors want to find solidarity in sharing their story, but are not comfortable with sharing in front of a group. In recognition of this, we are providing a community event where DU members will read anonymous experiences that are submitted by DU survivors.
Flyer  |  Submit an experience here.

Denim Day Buttons and Breakfast
Brought to you by the Health and Counseling Center, Human Resources and Inclusive Community, and The DU Student Foundation
The Hub (CLIE offices on Driscoll Green)
April 24, 8A-10A
Flyer  |  Request Denim Day buttons here.

Denim Day Consent Fair
Brought to you by the Health and Counseling Center, as well as DU and Denver Community Partners
Anderson Academic Commons Special Events Room (290)
April 24, 11A-1P

If you would like to partner with us on SAAM 2019, please reach out to [email protected].

Sexual Assault Awareness does not just happen during the month of April – the team at DU HCC Health Promotion is committed to Gender Violence Prevention and Education. Request a workshop or outreach here.

If April is particularly activating for you, please reach out to the Center for Advocacy Prevention and Empowerment (CAPE) at [email protected].

SAAM 2018

Thank you to all who helped make SAAM 2018 a great success!

SAAM 2018 by the numbers:

  • 19 total events throughout the month
  • Approximately 1,500 buttons worn by the DU community on Denim Day in support of survivors
  • At least 2,300 DU community members reached
  • 15 campus partners– thank you for donating your time, energy, and space to make this month a success!