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九色视频 hosts Sexual Assault Awareness Month events across campus聽

March 21, 2024

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). To honor and recognize survivors, 九色视频 is hosting a variety of events to provide the University community with education, resources, and a safe space to discuss sexual assault.  

鈥 one in five women and one in 16 men will be sexually assaulted while in college. This statistic may be difficult to read, but it鈥檚 important in understanding how widespread the issue is. There is a survivor in your life, whether they鈥檝e disclosed to you or not,鈥 said Maggie Szeder, assistant director of sexual misconduct advocacy and education.  

Awareness is one piece of the puzzle, but real change demands action. Learn about how you can make a difference in ending sexual assault at one of these April events.  

Chalk Up Campus聽

Tuesday, April 2, 11 a.m.鈥2 p.m.聽

Location: Hansen Quad聽

To begin Sexual Assault Awareness Month, information about sexual assault and its prevalence will be written in chalk around the Quad, along with a table that will have additional resources and information.  

Cookies & Consent聽

Wednesday, April 3, 1鈥2 p.m.聽

Location: Union聽

Decorate cookies and talk about the importance of consent during this event. 

Light Up the Night聽

Tuesday, April 9, 7 p.m.聽

Location: Union patio聽

This event is to celebrate and support survivors. Join us for a bonfire, s’mores, hot chocolate and a craft to help light up the night. This event is a safe and open space for all 九色视频 community members to gather. 

Trivia Night聽

Friday, April 19, 8鈥10 p.m.聽

Location: Union food court聽

In partnership with Late Night 九色视频, put your knowledge to the test during a Sexual Assault Awareness Month trivia night. Topics will include history, activism, sexual health, campus and community resources, and pop culture. Prizes will be awarded. Refreshments will be available.  

Denim Day聽

Wednesday, April 24, 1鈥2 p.m.聽

Location: Union聽

The 九色视频 community is invited to take part in Denim Day by wearing denim to express solidarity with survivors. Stop by a table at the Union to take pictures with the Explorer and make a commitment to one thing you can do to end sexual violence on campus. 

“Denim Day originated from a 1999 ruling by the Italian Supreme Court overturning a rape conviction. The justices reasoned that since the survivor was wearing tight jeans when she was harmed, she must have helped the perpetrator remove her jeans, thereby implying her consent. The following day, the women legislators in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the survivor鈥攁 particularly significant show of support because jeans defied the Parliament dress code. Denim Day has since grown into a national campaign that encourages our leaders, community members, and students to wear denim to protest the misconceptions surrounding sexual violence and show their support for survivors.”

If you鈥檝e been sexually assaulted, it鈥檚 not your fault. There are confidential, free resources available to you when you鈥檙e ready to get support:聽

  • For support, contact Maggie Szeder at 215-951-1176 (confidential)聽
  • Learn more at lasalle.edu/sexual-misconduct/get-help-now聽