Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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Tips and Suggestions for Partners

Unsure where to begin in planning an event? Here are some tips and suggestions.  

Possible Themes

Consent – Breaking the silence – Empowerment – Myth-busting – Being an ally- Activism(s) – Healthy relationships – Healthy boundaries – Positive sex education – Supporting survivors – Media analysis – Arts & creative expressions – Sexual harassment – Creating safe spaces – Gender roles – Sexuality – Ending violence

Activity Suggestions

Promo Partners: Promote SAAM and related events in one of the following venues: Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Website – Help placing posters – Write your own piece promoting sexual assault awareness and share on blog, twitter, facebook etc

Events Partners: – Provide information about sexual violence and awareness during a regular tabling for your club or organization. – Take time during your event to acknowledge the impact of sexual assault and the importance of working to end sexual violence, as well as promoting other SAAM events. – Highlight how your event is related to the work to end sexual assault.

Special Events Partner: – Film Screening – Fundraiser for an organization supporting survivors of sexual violence (bake sale etc) – Pancake breakfast – Panel Debate – Arts Night/Night of Expression – Silent Auctions – Anti-prejudice Stand-Up Night – Zine Publication (poetry, stories, essays, visual arts on topics of violence and empowerment) – Host a workshop on a topic or theme related to violence prevention, sexual health, establishing healthy boundaries, empowerment etc.

Event Checklist

Check out this CSI&C Event Planner’s Checklist for how to plan a great event! The Centre for Student Involvement and Careers can also assist with equipment and resources.


Remember that Access & Diversity will be able to provide you with different types of support for your event:

  • Promote your event on the SAAM Blog
  • Cross-promote your event on campus
  • Supply you with SAAM posters and buttons
  • Table at your event (information booth)
  • Suggest event activities or films/other resources for your group
  • Answer questions around SAAM and put you in touch with other campus resources and organizations

Still not sure what to do for SAAM? Contact us and we can discuss ideas with you.

See also: Funding OpportunitiesAfter SAAM


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