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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Every April across the U.S., individuals and organizations with a passion for sexual violence prevention take part in Sexual Assault Awareness Month, or SAAM. The goal of SAAM is to raise awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it.

While one month isn’t enough to solve the serious issue of sexual violence, SAAM is an opportunity to open up conversation about consent and prevention efforts throughout the year.

The theme of Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2023 is “Drawing Connections: Prevention Demands Equity.” This April we call on all individuals, communities, organizations, and institutions to change ourselves and the systems surrounding us to build racial equity and respect. 

Follow us on the DASACC social accounts to learn more throughout the month!

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What is DASACC doing during SAAM?

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Throughout the month of April, DASACC is asking you to

rock your favorite pair of jeans and donate. We stand together to make a global fashion statement to support survivors and spread awareness to stop sexual violence.

Join us in your office, classroom, workplace, business & more!

Have questions? Want to register our business or school? Reach out to Hailey Fritzsch, Sr. Manager of Advocacy and Capacity Building -

Make a donation.

Wear your denim for the day!


Jeans are a huge part of American fashion. When you find the perfect fit, you feel like you can conquer anything that comes your way. I am sure an 18-year-old Italian woman felt the same way when she put on a pair and got into a car with her 45-year-old driving instructor. During the drive, her instructor raped her. She pressed charges and he was convicted, but in that same decade, his sentence was overturned by the Italian Supreme Court. The Court’s opinion was the woman’s jeans were so tight that only she could have removed them herself, therefore she must have consented. This decision created an uproar around the world and sparked a movement to wear denim to show solidarity and support for sexual assault survivors. For over 20 years the last Wednesday in April has been dedicated to educating and bringing awareness to victim blaming culture. There is no excuse that justifies sexual assault.


Other great events you can connect with...

Teal Tuesdays!

Wear the color teal any (or every!) Tuesday throughout the month of April to help create visual awareness for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Participate solo, with your workplace or a group of friends!

Tag us in your teal - #DASACCteal #SAAM

100 to 1

Signs sharing stories, quotes and testimonials will be displayed at the SW Branch of the Warren County Library for the first week of April.

Clothesline Project

Victims2Warriors  |  Shappell Park, Phillipsburg |  All Month Long

Transfrom plain T-shirts into works of art sharing a personal experience or words of support to be hung in a public location. Bring much needed awareness to this very real issue amongst all communities.

Clothesline Project

Centenary University |  April 3-5  |  11:30am-2:00pm  |  main cafeteria

Visit us at the DASACC table during the event!

DASACC's Coffee, Cake & Conversations

Join us in conversation about sexual violence prevention, awareness and ways you can support survivors in the community.

Hybrid & In Person  |  Thursday, April 6  |  6:30pm

29C Broad Street, Washington, NJ

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Hybrid & In Person |  Wednesday, April 12  |  12:00 noon

29C Broad Street, Washington, NJ

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Take Back the Night

Centenary University & DASACC |  Thursday, April 13  |  7:30pm  |  Centenary Library Patio

Take Back the Night goes back 60+ years. It is our collective journey through marches, rallies, protests, speak-outs and initiatives toward ending sexual violence in all forms. Reclaiming safety in the streets after dark throughout communities and college campus'.

Visit us at the DASACC table during the event & stay to hear a DASACC staff speak!

Spoken Words

Victims2Warriors  |  Drip Lounge, Phillipsburg  |  Saturday, April 29  |  Time TBA

Poetry event for survivors and supporters. Listen or participate by reading words of encouragement, your story or a written word dedicated to survivors.

Visit us at the DASACC table during the event & stay to hear a DASACC staff speak!

Stay tuned for more events in the community!

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