Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Each April, we recognize the survivors of sexual assault, harassment and abuse during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This is a time to come together and show support for survivors, educate ourselves and others on these topics and take action to help end sexual violence.
Help us raise awareness and show your support this April by participating in our upcoming events and sharing the resources available through the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.
Wear teal to show support. Share a pic on social media using the hashtags #saam2023 and #uidahosaam.
Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Date: April 4
Location: ISUB Upper Canvas Area
The Green Dot Workshop for faculty and staff introduces the basic elements of Green Dot, focusing specifically on the vital role university employees play in establishing and reinforcing campus culture. This virtual workshop is interactive and action-oriented.
Time: 2:30-4 p.m.
Date: April 6
Location: Online — Register
Display of letters that students, employees and community members have written to survivors of power-based interpersonal violence.
There will be an opportunity to interact and add letters to this display throughout the week.
Time: All Day
Date: April 10-14
Location: Free Speech Chalkboards — TLC
Make a teal bracelet and decorate empowerment succulents to show support. Snacks will be provided.
Time: Noon to 2 p.m.
Date: April 14
Location: Women's Center
The "Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence in a Culturally Responsive Manner" training is a 90-minute session that focuses on handling disclosures of interpersonal violence from students with considerations for cultural diversity. University of Idaho faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.
Time: 9:30-11 a.m.
Date: April 17
Location: Online - Register
The Clothesline Project is a visual display of violence statistics that often go ignored. Each shirt is made by a survivor of violence or by an ally of survivors. These shirts are meant to bring awareness to the issue of interpersonal violence and show support to the survivors of our community.
The Clothesline Project will be on display through April 22.
Date: April 17-22
As you gear up to show solidarity with survivors on this year’s Denim Day (April 26), we invite you to join us in decorating some denim of your own.
We will provide fabric paint and markers; you provide the denim item you would like to decorate. After you decorate your piece of denim, you can take it with you, or you can leave it with staff from the Violence Prevention Programs and/or Women’s Center to dry and pick up before Denim Day.
Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Date: April 18
Location: ASUI Vandal Lounge
Wear Denim to show solidarity with survivors and help end victim-blaming. Stop by for more information and to join in our campus photo at noon in the ISUB Plaza.
The campaign was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim.
Time: Tabling 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a campus photo at noon.
Date: April 26
Location: ISUB Plaza
Join the women of Lambda Theta Alpha, the Violence Prevention Programs and Alternative to Violence of the Palouse as we break the silence in this event where survivors and allies can share their stories anonymously in a supportive and honoring setting. Confidential support people will be present. This event is open to all members of the community.
If you’d like to submit your own experience or words of support for survivors, you can do so at this anonymous link.
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Date: April 27
Location: Shattuck Amphitheater
During this highly engaging and interactive Green Dot Bystander Intervention Training for students you’ll learn techniques to assess and safely intervene in potentially risky situations. Attending a Green Dot training will give you the tools you need to be an empowered bystander and to help measurably reduce interpersonal violence in our community.
Advanced Registration Required.
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Date: April 29
Location: Albertson 101
Denim Day - April 26, 2023
Wear denim with a purpose and show your support for sexual violence survivors. Tabling starting at 11 a.m. with campus photos at noon!
Vandal Green Dot
The Green Dot safety program is a bystander intervention program that gives participants the tools and resources to measurably reduce interpersonal violence.