The goal of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is to raise awareness about sexual violence and to educate the Loyola community on how we all play a role in preventing it. Prevention requires addressing the roots causes and social norms that allow sexual violence to exist. This April, we're calling on groups whose influence can play a critical role in changing the culture, with a specific focus on men, faith leaders, and athletes.
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"Can I Have a Kiss?" Consent Kissing Booth
Damen Student Center
Stop by our “kissing booth” and learn more about consent. We’ll also offer photo booth props promoting consent where passersby can take pictures of themselves holding speech bubbles asking for consent.
Tuesday, April 25, 6 p.m. | Damen Den
Holy Sex Talk: A Conversation about Faith and Intimacy
Join Campus Ministry for a discussion about the intersection of faith and intimacy. Representatives from the Catholic, Jewish, and Muslim faith traditions will be present to answer questions after the panel discussion.
Tuesday, April 25th, 6 p.m. | 37 S. Wabash Ave.
Reclaiming Intimacy After Sexual Assault- Rape Victim Advocates Event
Sexual intimacy, including trust, closeness, sensuality and eroticism, can be complicated by past experiences of sexual violence. This presentation by Trauma Informed Sex Therapist Asya Brodsky, LCSW, CADC, and following breakout discussion, is open to and inclusive of survivors of sexual violence and their sexual partners of all genders, sexual orientations and preferences. The impact of cultural constructs around sexuality, coping with triggers during sex and communication with sexual partners about needs and boundaries will be explored.
Wednesday, April 26, 6–7:30 p.m. | Cuneo Hall, Room 311
Survivor Ally Training
Come join us for this training on how to be a supportive friend/partner to a survivor of sexual assault. Attendees will learn skills to respond to and support a friend who discloses that they have experienced sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking.
Friday, April 28th, 12 p.m.-1 p.m. | 50 W. Washington St.
Standing Silent Witness- Rape Victim Advocates Event
In a visual demonstration of the silencing of survivors of sexual violence, participants gather silently for one hour wearing t-shirts that bear stories and messages protesting rape. T-shirts will be provided.
Saturday, April 1, 9 a.m. | Piper Hall
Saturday, April 1, 7 p.m. | Gentile Arena
Men's Volleyball Wear Teal Game Day
Support the Men's Volleyball team as they take on Grand Canyon University. On this day and throughout April, Loyola athletes will wear teal shoelaces to raise awareness about Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Thursday, April 6, 6–8:30 p.m. | Information Commons, 4th Floor
The Mask You Live In Documentary Screening and Discussion
The Mask You Live in is a documentary that follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. Popcorn and candy will be provided with a discussion to follow the movie screening.
Friday, April 7, 2:30 p.m. | Damen Student Center Atrium
Are You A Real Man Campaign Kick-Off
Join us in Damen Student Center as Dean of Students, K.C. Mmeje Ed.D., helps kick-off an interactive art installation. This project aims to create a picture of what makes Loyola men "real men." Through a real-time data map, men can share their thoughts and feelings on this important question.