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 2019 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 TBD
April Wear Teal Day
Kick-off Sexual Assault Awareness Month by bringing attention to this important issue by wearing teal.
April Songs for the Strong
Location | Address | 5 p.m.
Join us for an evening of music featuring local artists. Donations accepted at the door, enjoy drink specials, hors d'oeuvres, 50/50 raffle, and more!
April Clothesline Project
Location | Address | 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The Clothesline Project is a visual display that bears witness to violence against women. Each shirt, decorated by local survivors, represents a particular persons' experience.
Saturday, April Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®
Uptown Normal | Check-in 10:30 a.m. | Walk 11 a.m.
Calling all men to 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 will open in March. This is a FREE event.
April 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 participate in a march through downtown Bloomington followed by a candlelight vigil.
The Month of April Teal Chairs
Throughout the month, YWCA McLean County will display Teal Chairs on Illinois State University and Illinois Wesleyan University campus'. The chairs are to serve as a reminder to survivors that they do not need to go through the aftermath of assault alone.