Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2022

All events will be hosted live and in person.

Please note all event times are EST. Please check this page periodically for the latest information as details/links are being confirmed daily.

SAAM - Hands Around City Hall

Hands Around City Hall – April 29th | 12-2 PM

Help us to form a human chain around City Hall by joining hands in a moment of silence as we honor the many people who have experienced sexual assault. We will draw attention to the work that needs to be done to ensure continued support of survivors and provide resources from many partner organizations.

Interested vendors, please click the button below to download the Vendor Registration form.

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SAAM - MOVE for WOAR

MOVE for WOAR – The last week of April

We are excited to announce our 1st Annual MOVE for WOAR event!

Here’s how you can participate

  • Choose your favorite way to get active: Walk, Run, Skate, Yoga or Swim. You decide!

  • Create your own personal SAAM fundraiser by getting sponsorship pledges (more details to come)

  • Donate your sponsorship pledges to WOAR!

Help us do what we do best!

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SAAM - Day of Action

Day of Action – April 5th

Wear Teal on the Day of Action. Chances are someone in your life is a survivor of sexual harassment, assault, or abuse, even if they have never shared their story with you. Show your support for survivors of sexual harassment and abuse by wearing teal — the color of sexual violence prevention — on April 5th and post a selfie to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #WOARSAAM22. By wearing teal, you are signaling that you support survivors and are a safe person to talk to if they need to reach out. Sign up for the SAAM Day of Action.

More Ways to Get Involved

  • Host a SAAM Event: Choose an event to host or create your own. Click here to contact WOAR to get resources or support for your event

  • Attend a WOAR SAAM Event: Find an event to attend — some events are virtual and you can join from anywhere!

  • Spread the word on social media

  • Change your Zoom background. Choose from two teal ribbon backgrounds to show your support: Background 1 and Background 2.

  • Donate to WOAR or an organization that provides services to survivors in your area.

SAAM - Teal Day Press Conference

Teal Day Press Conference – April 7th | 2-4 PM

In partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Engagement for Women, WOAR will host the Annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) press conference at City Hall in the Mayor’s Reception Room, 2nd Fl, Room 202. We will raise awareness for sexual assault survivors and support our mission to end sexual violence in the City of Philadelphia. This year we will focus on “Building Safe Spaces Together”. We hope to see you there!

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SAAM - Drexel Dragon Flux Events

FLUX Presents “For the Record!” – April 22nd | 7:30 PM

For the Record! is a one-night-only benefit concert dedicated to raising awareness and funds for WOAR, Philadelphia’s Center Against Sexual Violence, as a part of The Teal Chronicles series. The event is produced by Drexel Flux, a student-run organization dedicated to hosting live shows around campus and promoting local talent. Flux hopes to bring WOAR’s mission to the Drexel student body in an engaging and educational way, focusing on raising awareness about sexual violence prevention, creating a space to share resources, and enabling students to easily contribute funds to an organization doing extremely valuable work in the City of Philadelphia.

For the Record! will take place on Friday, April 22nd at World Cafe Live . Doors will open at 7:30pm, and featured performers include Karlia, Highnoon, and Rubber.

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SAAM - Drexel Dragon Flux Events

What Were You Wearing? – April 18-21 | 2:00-8:00 PM

At a conference on May 24, 2013, Dr. Mary Wyandt- Hiebert (University of Arkansas) and Ms. Jen Brockman (University of Kansas) received the poem What I was Wearing by Dr. Mary Simmerling, copyright in 2005. Inspired by the poem, in 2013 Dr. Wyandt-Hiebert & Ms. Brockman developed the Installation’s concept and collected donated descriptions from survivors of what they were wearing when they experienced sexual violence.

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The Vagina Monologues – April 19 | 7:00-9:00 PM

Come join us in tears and laughter, joys and sorrows as we produce Eve Ensler’s profound play, The Vagina Monologues. The Vagina Monologues is “a landmark work in women’s empowerment, as relevant as ever after a year marked by unprecedented social and political protest in the face of unapologetic racism and misogyny, The Vagina Monologues honours women’s sexuality in all its complexity, mystery and power.

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Take Back the Night – April 20 | 7:00-9:00 PM

Take Back the Night is an event to honor survivors of sexual violence through poetry and song. Join us afterward for a candlelight vigil.

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Empowering Men’s Mental Health and Sexual Violence Prevention – April 21 | 7:00-8:00 PM

Join us for a keynote speaker event on men’s mental health, male gender role socialization, and violence prevention strategies led by psychologist, Dr. Brian Kassar. Dr. Kassar specializes in men’s health and currently teaches a course on men and masculinity at Montana State University and is a practicing psychologist.

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