“It’s Time to Talk About It”

April 2021 marks the official 20th anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). IFC, PHC, NPHC, and MGC are working together throughout the month of April to provide education, awareness, and programming to our community during Sexual Assault Awareness Month!

What is Sexual Violence?

Sexual violence is an umbrella term encompassing a wide range of acts including but not limited to rape, sexual assault, harassment, stalking, unwanted touching, etc. In other words, sexual violence is any sexual act committed against someone without that person’s freely given consent. Consent should be enthusiastic and affirmative communicated through verbal or non-verbal language. Consent cannot be assumed or obtained through coercion, manipulation, force or while under the influence of any drug(s) including alcohol.

SAAM Apparel:

**You can purchase these shirts for a minimum donation of $5. Check out our Instagram pages for more information!

SAAM Buttons:

**Throughout the month, we will be giving out buttons that can attach to your backpack, jacket, shirt, whatever you choose!

Denim Day 

*Trigger Warning: sexual assault, rape*

Denim Day is a campaign that was started as a ruling in the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt the victim, by wearing jeans, would have needed to help the person who raped her to remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans to stand in solidarity with the victim. 

We stand with survivors of sexual assault. Join us in wearing jeans on April 28th with your SAAM shirt as a visual means of protesting against the misconceptions that surround sexual violence. 

Learn more about Denim Day here.

Community Fundraising Week!

Mention Sexual Assault Awareness Month when checking out! A portion of the proceeds will be directly donated to the Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) and the Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP). 

April 26th at Z’Mariks – ALL DAY LONG!

April 27th at Freddy’s 4:00-9:00pm

April 28th at Chipotle 5:00-9:00pm

April 29th All Day at Buffalo Wild Wings  

April 30th at Yotopia 1:00-5:00pm 

For more information follow along throughout the month! The best way to stay up to date is to follow the FSL and Council social media accounts below. 

  • @iowfsl
  • @uiowamgc
  • @uiowaifc
  • @uiowanphc
  • @uiowaphc

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