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Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

Sexual Assault Awareness Month takes place each April and includes a variety of events throughout the month where our community can learn about prevention, support those who have experienced sexual violence, and engage the topic while finding connections with others. As this is a national awareness month, you can find many SAAM events offered on campus and in the community. Events hosted by the Victim Advocacy team will be posted here during the spring semester. 

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Take Back the Night

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Hartman Hall, Room 2021

6:00pm – 7:30pm

Take Back the Night (TBTN) is an annual event where survivors have a chance to share their story publicly in order to raise awareness about the impact of sexual violence. TBTN events have been happening nationally and internationally since the 1960s to raise awareness about sexual violence through protests, marches, and other speak outs. At JMU, Take Back the Night traditionally begins with a survivor Speak Out, in which survivors who would like to share their story publicly can do so, and the event ends with a Flower Release on Newman Lake. This event is open to everyone, whether you are a survivor yourself, know someone who has experienced sexual assault, or care about this issue and want to show your support.

 

For more information about additional SAAM events occuring on JMU's campus and sponsored by other organizations and offices, see below:

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