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 the 2024 national awareness month approaches, you can find many SAAM events offered on campus and in the community. See below for those events being hosted at JMU, including Take Back the Night, which is hosted by the Victim Advocacy team.

2024 SAAM Campus Events:

3/19 | Healthy Relationships Program - 6 - 7 p.m. SSC 1075

3/25-3/27 | The Clothesline Project, The Union, Warren 256
     3/25: 12-8 p.m.
     3/26: 10 a.m.-7p.m.
     3/27: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

4/4 | Men and Violence Panel - 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., UREC Club Room (Room 220)
4/8 | JMU Students Against Sexual Violence (SASV) SAAM Slam - 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Warner Commons
4/16 | Green Dot Action Day - 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Warner Commons
4/16 | Take Back the Night - 6 - 8 p.m., Hartman Hall 2021
4/24 | JMU Students Against Sexual Violence (SASV) Denim Day Table - 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., Warner Commons


Take Back the Night

Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Hartman Hall, Room 2021
6 pm – 8 pm

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.

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