Sexual Assault Awareness Month

My Moment Our Moment SAAM 2020


Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) 

Every year during April for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, MOCSA honors survivors, supporters, volunteers, service providers, and community advocates by recognizing their experiences, contributions, and efforts to end and prevent sexual assault and abuse. 

MOCSA’s theme for SAAM is “My moment. Our momentum.” By acknowledging the individual experiences that inspire growth and propel the anti-violence movement, we can build a community where survivors are believed and supported, perpetrators are held accountable, and everyone is safer. Together we can create a community free from sexual assault and abuse. This year's specific focus is about listening and supporting survivors. 

2021 Events

April 1 National Go Blue Day - Wear blue for Child Abuse Prevention Month
April 6 SAAM Day of Action - Wear teal for Sexual Assault Awareness Month
April 13 RAINN Day - RAINN Day is an opportunity for college students to demonstrate to their peers that they are an ally in the fight against sexual violence.
April 7 Start by Believing Day - Take the pledge
April 28 Denim Day - Wear jeans with a purpose and support survivors.
April 29 Start by Believing 10-year Celebration - Register
April 30 MOCSA Virtual Trivia Fundraiser - Sign up!

MOCSA StoryShare - This storytelling project started in 2020 and is open to volunteers, survivors, community members, students, staff, and others who have been inspired or impacted by MOCSA’s mission. Anyone who is interested may submit audio, video, writing, or artwork for consideration here

Toolkits
Download these resources for information about what to say and what not say to a survivor who tells you they've been sexually assaulted, abused or harrassed. Additional resources also included. 

Adult Toolkit - Listening and supporting adults 

 

Child Toolkit - Listening and supporting kids

 

Resources

Zoom Backgrounds - click to download 

Start by Believing Selfie Sign

Sign the pledge and share a selfie on social media. #StartbyBelieving

Facebook Frame

Go to your profile on the Facebook app and tap "Edit" on your profile picture. Then tap "Add Frame" and search "MOCSA SAAM."

SAAM T-shirts - MOCSA receives a portion of the proceeds on every purchase.