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
- 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!
Please contact NJCASA’s Training & Outreach Coordinator at email@example.com 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!
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 Nastassia.Fleischer@CarePointhealth.org.
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 Nastassia.Fleischer@CarePointhealth.org.
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
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
- NAESV (@endsxlviolence)
- NSVRC (@nsvrc)
- National Women’s Law Center (@nwlc)
- Know Your IX (@knowyourIX)
- Chicago Taskforce (@chitaskforce)
- Prevent Connect (@PreventConnect)
- End Rape on Campus (@endrapeoncampus)
- Raliance (@RalianceOrg)
- It’s On Us (@ItsOnUs)
Check out your local program to follow them on social media!
Allied Organizations – New Jersey
- Center on Violence Against Women and Children (@VAWC_Rutgers)
- Garden State Equality (@GSEquality)
- Manavi (@Manavi85)
- Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden (@CCharitiesSJ)
- New Jersey Islamic Network Group (Facebook)
- Hispanic Family Center of Southern New Jersey (@HFCSNJ)
- Samhaj NAMI NJ (Facebook)
- Purple R.E.I.G.N. Social Services (Facebook)
- Cathedral Kitchen (Facebook)
- Wafa House (@WafaHouse)