Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2024

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

Please join us this month as we unite to learn, share, and take action to prevent sexual violence. This year’s SAAM theme is “United To Prevent Sexual Violence”. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved, learn, have fun, grab some swag, and give back with WOAR!

Please check back for the latest info as details/links are being confirmed daily. All events will be hosted live and in person.

Denim Day - Wear jeans as a visible sign to protest against victim blaming and support education about sexual violence

Denim Day w/ The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM)

Wed., April 24, 2024 | All Day; WOAR speakers from 5-6

Location: 1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

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Originating from Italy in 1999 and occurring in tandem with Sexual Assault Awareness Month, International Denim Day is all about spreading awareness around sexual violence issues, supporting survivors, and educating ourselves and others. Join FWM and Philadelphia Center Against Sexual Violence (WOAR) for this drop-in workshop focused on healing and mending. Bring a denim item to mend with an iron-on patch to decorate with screenprinting and woodblock printing. From 5–6 pm, join a conversation around the healing process for survivors, led by Masters of Public Health at WOAR.

Learn more about The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM).

Hands Around City Hall

Fri., April 28, 2023 | 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Conversation Hall, Room 201
2nd Floor of City Hall

Enter at City Hall Visitors Entrance at the North Apron of City Hall. Take the elevator or stairs to 2nd floor.

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Help us to form a human chain of people around City Hall; joining hands in moment of silence as we honor the many people who have experienced sexual assault while surrounding the place where policies are put into place to protect survivors of sexual violence. We are looking forward to you joining us.

Hands Around City Hall will be held on Friday April 28th from 2pm to 5pm. We will meet in the Inner Courtyard of City Hall. Activities will include art and yoga stations, live music, a raffle and resource information/literature on sexual violence, guests and survivor speaker.

To promote awareness of various issues of violence we would like to invite local organizations to participate in helping the community to gain an understanding of these issues and to learn about the services provided within the community.

Sponsored by the Philadelphia Commission for Women.

Hands Around City Hall Vendors Wanted!

Download and complete the Vendor form HERE or ONLINE and return to if you are interested in reserving tabling space and highlighting your organizations services.

SAAM Day of Action and Teal Day Press Conference April 2
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SAAM Day of Action and Teal Day Press Conference

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 | 12:00 PM

Participate in SAAM DAY OF ACTION on April 2nd. Here are some ways to join in:

  • Wear TEAL – the color of sexual violence prevention.
  • Host a SAAM Event: Choose an event to host or create your own. Contact WOAR at Event Requests to get resources or support for your event.
  • Attend a WOAR SAAM Event— some events are virtual and you can join from anywhere!
  • Donate to WOAR or another organization that provides services to survivors in your area.

At 12 noon on April 2nd, we will host our ANNUAL TEAL DAY PRESS CONFERENCE. In partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Engagement for Women, WOAR will host the Annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) press conference in City Hall at the North Apron. 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 “United to Prevent Sexual Violence”. We hope to see you there!

This event is co-sponsored by the Mayor’s Office of Engagement for Women

Philadelphia Commission for Women

Stay tuned for speaker confirmations.

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Love City Brewing, a WOAR Safe Bar, supports SAAM with a Happy Hour on April 23 benefits WOAR

SAAM Happy Hour at

Love City Brewing at 1023 Hamilton Street

April 23, 5:30 – 8:00

We are partnering with Love City Brewing, a member of WOAR’s Safe Bars Program, to host a SAAM Happy Hour on April 23rd from 5:30pm – 8:00pm. A portion of all sales during the Happy Hour will be donated to WOAR to support WOAR’s mission — to support survivors and prevent sexual violence. Enjoy your favorite beverage while supporting WOAR’s vital mission!

Love City Brewing, a WOAR Safe Bar, supports SAAM with a Happy Hour on April 23 benefits WOAR
Unite To Prevent Sexual Violence - Philadelphia Survivor March April 27
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Philadelphia Survivor March: Unite! To Prevent Sexual Violence

Saturday, April 27, 2024 | 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM

The walk will begin at 10:30am at LOVE Park (15th St & JFK Blvd) and ending at Independence Visitor Center (6th and Market Sts). See our route map below.

Join us for the Philadelphia Survivor March on Saturday, April 27, 2024, as we stand in solidarity with survivors of rape, sexual assault, harassment, and human trafficking. Starting from Love Park, we will march together toward Liberty Center, symbolizing our journey toward justice, healing, and empowerment.

This event is a testament to our unwavering support for survivors and our commitment to creating a safer and more compassionate community for all. As we walk, we will raise awareness, amplify voices, and advocate for change.

As the march concludes at Independence Liberty Center, join us for performances and speeches that celebrate the strength and resilience of survivors. In addition to the speeches, there will be activities for families, providing a space for connection and healing. We will honor their journey and reaffirm our commitment to creating a world free from violence and exploitation.

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