2022 Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Counseling and Wellness and the Women’s and Gender Education Center are collaborating to bring Sexual Assault Awareness Month activities to EWU this year.
Paint the Town Teal
April 1 – 30
Decorate your door or office to show your support of survivors for the month. Upload photos of your space here to be featured on the Counseling and Wellness and WAGE Center social media accounts.
Consent Video Campaign
April 1 – 30
Please share a video of you saying “I ask for consent” or “Consent is important to me” in your first language. Be sure that the video is public before sharing it with us. Also be sure that your video is tall, not wide. You can either send us a link to your social media content, if it is public, or upload your video to your own Google drive and share it with us here. Videos will be curated and shared on the Counseling and Wellness social media accounts throughout the month.
Let’s Talk – Survivor Care Space
10 – 11 a.m.
This drop in-person space will allow those who have been impacted by sexual assault to connect with a counseling staff for emotional support. Our counseling staff are a confidential resource for students on campus. Students do not need to be a current client.
Start by Believing Presentation
1 – 2 pm
Start by Believing provides students with the information and skills they need to help a friend who discloses they have been sexually assaulted. Knowing how to respond is critical and each person’s reaction can be the first step in a long path toward justice and healing. FREE FOOD for participants.
Community Mural Viewing
April 25 – 29
All Works Due by April 22
Join Counseling and Wellness Services (CWS) and the Women’s and
Gender Education (WAGE) Center in the support of Sexual Assault
Awareness Month by creating a work of art centered around the
ideas of support, healing, and action.
Stop by one of our partnered offices to participate in our SAAM Community Mural by creating a work of art surrounding the topics of healing, support, and action. Your work of art will be displayed in the JFK Library from April 25th-29th. Works will be available for pick up in Martin 225 after the display.
Supplies Available for Participation Across Campus
Stop by the JFK Library to view our SAAM Community Mural featuring works by students and community members surrounding the topics of healing, support, and action. We hope this space can serve a multitude of purposes, including allowing survivors to share their story, helping our community understand the impact of sexual assault, specifically on our campus, and as a reflective space for us to turn towards the topic of sexual assault.
Let’s Talk Survivor Care Space
3 – 4 pm
This drop in virtual space will allow those who have been impacted by sexual assault to connect with a counseling staff for emotional support. Our counseling staff are a confidential resource for students on campus. Students do not need to be a current client.
Wear jeans! Find the Denim Day photo backdrop at the JFK Library or take your photo or selfie anywhere. Tag @EWUWAGECenter and @ewuwellness. Use the hashtag #DenimDay2022
Denim Day is an annual day of activism on which people wear denim and post photos to their social media to combat victim blaming. Denim Day began in the late 90s and commemorates a legal case in Italy in which the assailant was found not guilty by the supreme court because the survivor he sexually assaulted had been wearing tight jeans. The court claimed that she would have had to assist in removing her jeans and that meant she had consented. Thankfully, the world responded and Italy has since refused to allow a “denim defense.”