Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Apr 3, 2020  |  Diversity Digest

Tracing the History of Take Back the Night at NC State

Every April, the Women’s Center and its partners observe Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), part of a national effort to bring attention to the issue of sexual violence.

Apr 5, 2019

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: A Student’s Role in Ending the Violence

Sexual violence impedes student well-being at university campuses across the nation. According to RAINN, university students are at an elevated risk of rape and sexual assault.

Mar 22, 2019

NC State Observes Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), part of a national effort to bring attention to the issue of sexual violence. This year’s observance occurs at a time when the national discourse around sexual assault could not be more vocal.

Apr 19, 2018

SAAM Keynote Speaker Pierre Berastain Triumphs Over Hardships

For Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), the Women’s Center brought Pierre Berastain to campus for a workshop, “Unpacking Culture in the Context of Sexual Assault, Intimate Partner Violence and Stalking,” and keynote address, “The Demons in My Sleep: Sexual Assault, the DREAM Act and Uncertainty,” both held on April 17, 2018 in Talley Student Union. Berastain’s life reads like a classic American success story except for circumstances that make it more of an epic journey with some nearly crushing setbacks along the way.

Apr 19, 2018

Clothesline Project Helps Heal Survivors of Interpersonal Violence through Art

During Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the emotionally moving Clothesline Project raises awareness about sexual violence. Each of NC State's Campus Community Centers has dedicated space for the project, which features the work of survivors of interpersonal violence who share their experience through art.

Mar 29, 2018

“Embrace Your Voice” During Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) takes place every April and is part of a national initiative to raise awareness about sexual violence. This year’s theme, “Embrace your Voice,” speaks to the importance of creating a culture that supports survivors of sexual violence. NC State aims to create a campus in which our students believe and support survivors, do not accept acts of violence and join efforts to create a safer campus and a safer world for all of us.

Mar 23, 2017

Be Aware: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The NC State Women's Center will present a full calendar of programs for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which occurs nationally every April. We encourage you to attend at least one program this month to help stimulate dialogue and consciousness as we focus on this serious issue.

Apr 28, 2016

Take Back the Night 200 Strong

Women and allies came out in full force at this year's Take Back the Night event on April 21, 2016. About 200 students gathered in Stafford Commons to show their support for survivors of sexual violence and to let their voices be heard.

Apr 7, 2016

Take Back the Night a Major Event of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness Month continues with the Take Back the Night Rally and March, scheduled for April 21, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. on Talley Student Union's Stafford Lawn.

Apr 7, 2016

Sofie Karasek to Speak on April 14, 2016

Sexual Assault Awareness Month continues with a speaker event this Thursday evening. Sofie Karasek is an anti-sexual violence activistand a co-founder of End Rape on Campus.