SAAM 2017

The theme of the 2017 SAAM campaign is Engaging New Voices because key leaders and community stakeholders can facilitate crucial conversations with folks who have not been traditionally reached by the anti-sexual violence movement.  These leaders’ influence is necessary in achieving cultural change not just in April, but all year long.

We’re calling upon the following groups to get engaged:

  • Members of Greek life
  • Coaches
  • Fathers
  • Faith leaders

The successes of past SAAM campaigns demonstrate that we’re strongest when we raise our voices together. This April, these new audiences will join us, ensuring our reach will be more powerful than ever.


Planning Your Campaign

NJCASA’s Planning for SAAM webinar recording

Planning Resources from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center

Resources for the 2017 Theme

COMING SOON! “Engaging New Communities” tip sheet/resource

COMING SOON! “Creating Safer Spaces for Survivors: Engaging coaches and faith leaders” tip sheet/resource

National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s SAAM page

SAAM 2017 Blog Posts & Announcements

Check back soon for links to SAAM blog posts and updates!

Local Events

Please contact NJCASA’s Training & Outreach Coordinator at for information on how to have your SAAM event listed.  

Join NJCASA May 6, 2017 for NJCASA’s annual Safer Garden State 5K!
We’re wrapping up Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) with a 5K on the boardwalk in Asbury Park, N.J. Register today, create a team, and join us in creating a safer Garden State!

hudson county

April 13 | SAAM Silent Showcase 
Art work, performance art, and other forms of self-expression will e showcased at Hudson S.P.E.A.K.S. Commuity members are invited to silently view the art. For more details, please contact Nastassia Fleischer at

April 19 | One Billion Rising Flash Dance Screening
Hudson S.P.E.A.K.S. and allied organizations will be filming a flash dance focused on empowering survivors and encouraging awareness throughout Hudson County. The screening will take place at the Community Networking meeting at 10 a.m. For more details, please contact Nastassia Fleischer at

For more events in Hudson, check our Hudson S.P.E.A.K.S’s March and April calendars.

MERCER county

April 27 | 23rd Annual Barbara Boggs Sigmund Award
Womanspace will present Kayla Harrison, two time Olympic Gold medalist in Judo, with the 23rd Annual Barbara Boggs Sigmund Award at the Princeton Westin, for her efforts to combat child sexual abuse. Learn more >>


Please note this space is for Sexual Violence Programs and allied organizations to list SAAM-related or –themed events during the month of April.  The inclusion or listing of events should not be interpreted as NJCASA endorsing or sponsoring that event, speaker, or organization.

Social Media Engagement

COMING SOON! Resource on social media engagement throughout the month

Check back soon for updates on Twitter chats and social media events

SAAM hashtags

  • #SAAM
  • #DenimDay
  • #EngagingNewVoices

Follow Along!
The inclusion of organizations in this list should not be interpreted as an endorsement of content.  All opinions expressed are those of the account-holders and do not necessarily represent NJCASA.

Sexual Violence Organizations

Check out your local program to follow them on social media!

Allied Organizations – New Jersey

Allied organizations – national