SAFER’s reframe: April is Sexual Assault Activism Month

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Students Active For Ending Rape (SAFER) challenges campus communities to recognize this SAAM as Sexual Assault ACTIVISM Month and pledge to change how their campus prevents and responds to sexual violence.

During April, there is a heightened awareness of the anti-sexual violence movement’s concerted efforts in preventing and responding to sexual violence by increasing survivor-centered legislation, advocacy/public health practices, and public safety protocols. College and university campuses are at the center of some of the most innovative and inspiring expressions of awareness, prevention and response in the global movement to end sexual violence. It is no coincidence then that the most recent campaign for action by Students Active For Ending Rape (SAFER), the country’s only organization that works to end sexual violence and rape culture by empowering student-led campaigns to reform sexual assault policies on college and university campuses, calls on students, alumni, parents, faculty, and administrators to transform their awareness into activism by pledging concrete action toward ending sexual violence on campus.

Students and their allies on campus (including alumni, parents, faculty, staff and administrators) can choose one or more action items that include:

How will you transform awareness into activism this Sexual Assault Activism Month?  To learn more about SAFER’s vision and national projects, check out the following video.

 

Livia Rojas, MSSW, is the Training and Resource Coordinator in the Campus Program at the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) where she provides training and technical assistance to recipients of the Department of Justice (DOJ), Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Grant to Reduce Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking on college and university campuses across the United States and territories. Livia has eleven years of working to advance human rights and student organizing through practice and research.

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