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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

Posted on Friday, June 10th, 2016

April has been designated as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM).  The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.  The 2014 campaign focuses on healthy sexuality and young people. The following events are scheduled to help the University of Northern Iowa build awareness and begin conversations about sexual assault prevention strategies.






Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Men walk one mile in women's high-heeled shoes to start the conversation about sexual assault and gender violence  prevention.

Thursday, April 10th: 3:30 pm, Starts at the Alumni House (next to 23rd St., across from University Book & Supply). Rain Location: Maucker Union

To register or for more information, go to:  (registration ends on Wednesday, April 9th at 5:00 pm)

*Sponsored by UNI Greek Life                    


(Re) Orientation

Thursday, April 10th – Friday, April 11th: 7:30 pm Curtain on both days, Lang 040

In this performance/dialogue mash-up, SAVE examines our multiplicative response to violence. Explore the assumptions that underlie Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

*Conceived, Written and Directed by Students Against a Violent Environment (SAVE)


Building Healthy Communities Symposium

Friday, April 11th – Saturday, April 12th: AEA 267, 3712 Cedar Heights Drive, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

This symposium aims to promote a better understanding of individuals and populations in our communities affected by intimate partner violence and incarceration.

To register, go to:

*Sponsored by Waterloo Commission on Human Rights


Sexual Assault Awareness Week

Monday, April 14th: 24-hour See-SAAW in front of the Maucker Union starting at Noon/ Tie-Dying shirts throughout the day

Tuesday, April 15th: 24-hour See-SAAW ends at Noon

Wednesday, April 16th: Snag a SigEp Date Auction/Raffle, 7:00 pm in the Maucker Union’s main area

Thursday, April 17th: Final Organization Competition in West Gym at 7:00 pm

*Sponsored by Sigma Phi Epsilon


Teal Tuesday

Tuesday, April 15th: ALL DAY!

Wear teal ribbons or teal-colored clothing to show your support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month! Encourage friends, family, coworkers, & professors to participate! Contact us for more information on where to obtain your ribbons.


Self-Defense Class

Tuesday, April 15th: 7:00 pm, Maucker Union, University Room (Presented by the UNI Police).

Female-identified participants only

*Sponsored by Sigma Phi Epsilon

Jackson Katz Public Lecture

Thursday, April 24: 7:30pm, SAB 002

Jackson Katz will continue the discussion of violence and sexual assault prevention strategies at UNI and will share more about the Mentors in Violence Prevention model (MVP) which he founded in 1993 at Northeastern University.  The MVP model has been implemented throughout the country and is currently the model that has been implemented through the Center for Violence Prevention on the UNI campus.


Take Back the Night

Tuesday, April 29th: 6:30 pm, panel discussion in SRL 115 (poster making session immediately following)

  7:45 pm, march & rally at the Campanile

*Sponsored by Feminist Action League, Wellness & Recreation Services and Women’s & Gender Studies



Email or with questions or for more information about any of these events.