Sexual Assault Awareness Month
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). SAAM is a campaign to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it. The 2020 campaign theme is I Ask, which champions the message that asking for consent is a healthy, normal, and necessary part of everyday interactions. Learn more below!
LOCAL EVENTS - 2020 Events
Tuesdays in April Wear Teal Tuesdays
Show your support during Sexual Assault Awareness Month by wearing teal each Tuesday in April. Don't forget to take a selfie and tag #SAAM2020.
Share the Clothesline Project
An awesome video of part of YWCA Stepping Stones Clothesline Project is available on Facebook.com/YWCAMcLeanCounty. Please share this visual display that bears witness to violence against women. Each shirt, decorated by local survivors, represents a particular person's experience.
April 18-30 (Virtual) Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®
Kick-off 12 p.m. | Saturday, April 18 | Facebook.com/YWCAMcLeanCounty
Calling all men to (Virtually) Walk a Mile in Her Shoes! The goal of this event is to not only raise awareness about sexual violence but to improve gender relationships and appreciation for women’s experiences. Register for this event and receive instructions at www.ywcamclean.org/walkamile2020
Thursday, April 30 (Virtual) Take Back the Night
McLean County Museum of History | 6 p.m.
Join us to raise awareness for sexual violence and to support survivors in their healing process. Hear from featured speakers and connect virtually.
Teal Rock Project
Throughout the month, search Bloomington-Normal for #TealRocks. These beautifully painted rocks will be hiding in plain sight with a goal to raise awareness of sexual assault in our community. When you find one, take a picture and tag us! #IStillRise #SAAM2020