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Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

Ribbons for the Sexual Assault Awarness Month at PLU, Thursday, March 22, 2018. (Photo: John Froschauer/PLU)

Join us in April to raise awareness and offer support for those who have been affected by sexual assault.

Sexual assault awareness ribbons available all month!
If you want a ribbon, please attend one of our SAAM events or stop by while we are tabling! If your office would like to hand out ribbons, please contact the Center for Gender Equity at cge@plu.edu.

Sponsored by SAPET, It’s On Us, Center for Gender Equity, Title IX

2018 Calendar of Events

April 2
Pancakes for Prevention

Scan Center – 10 a.m.-noon
Free pancake breakfast!
Join us for this year’s SAAM kickoff event. Enjoy pancakes while learning about this month’s upcoming events.

April 17
Netflix and Dialogue

Center for Gender Equity – 5-7 p.m.
Join Talcott Broadhead at the Center for Gender Equity, where they will be showing “Moonlight.” Following the film we will discuss whose voices guide media perceptions of race and sexuality.

April 2-5
Bystander Roles and Doughnut Holes!

Anderson University Center noon-1 p.m. & 5-6 p.m.
It’s On Us – Week of Action
Stop by the It’s On Lutes table, grab a doughnut and take the pledge to be an active bystander!

April 19
Movie Night with ROTC

Regency Room – 6 p.m.
Join ROTC for a movie (G.I. Jane) and discussion around sexual harassment in the United States military.

April 3
It’s On Us Coffee Hour

Center for Gender Equity – 10:30-11 a.m.
It’s On Us – Week of Action
Join students, faculty and staff for an open discussion about ending sexual assault on campus.

April 25
Design a Pair & Denim Day

Campus Wide Event
Design a Pair – Decorate a pair of jeans in support of victims of violence. There will be a pair of jeans in the CGE and in The Cave.
Denim Day – PLU faculty, staff and students are encouraged to wear jeans to raise awareness of sexual assault.

April 4
Popcorn and Prevention - The Hunting Ground

Ordal Hall – 5-7:30 p.m.
It’s On Us – Week of Action
An exposé of rape crimes on U.S. college campuses, their institutional cover-ups, and the devastating toll sexual assault takes on students and their families.

April 26
Stand in Solidarity & Bandana Project

Anderson University Center – 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Stand in SolidarityAll-day tabling event in the AUC. Stop by and find out how to stand in solidarity with survivors of sexual assault.
Bandana ProjectSolidarity event to end sexual violence against women farmworkers.

April 6
Design a T-Shirt

Center for Gender Equity – all day
Come over to the CGE and design a T-shirt to hang up during The Clothesline Project Campaign! Open to everyone.

April 26
Take Back the Night

Red Square – 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
At this year’s Take Back the Night event, we will start the night in Red Square with speakers and a rally. Together, we will leave the square and march around campus to Stuen Hall, where we will invite members of the PLU community to speak about the impact of sexual violence, rape culture and movements to confront both.

April 9-11
The Clothesline Project

Anderson University Center – 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
A visual display dedicated to raising awareness about the reality of violence in our society. It is composed of T-shirts created by survivors of violence, or in honor of someone who has experienced violence.

April 30
Sexual Harassment Q&A

AUC 231 – 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Join Teri Phillips, Title IX Coordinator; Tolu Taiwo, Outreach and Prevention Coordinator; Connie Gardener, Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities; and Dawn Cuthbertson, Gender-Based Violence Advocate for coffee and conversation around sexual harassment.

April 10
Lisa Wade

Scan Center – 7 p.m.
Guest speaker Lisa Wade offers the definitive account of the new sexual culture on campus.

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