About Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month
Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month (SAAPM) takes place in April of each year. During April, agencies across the country vamp up awareness and outreach efforts in their communities. A Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month proclamation is signed by the President of the United States along with Governors and Mayors across the country.
Although our work is year round, SAAPM allows for an amplified, unified message and focuses on the root causes of sexual violence and on the realities of rape in our communities. SAAPM materials and messaging are created by various national, state, and local organizations.
Turn Texas Teal Campaign
Deep in the heart of Texas, we always add our own little twist to Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month. In addition to participating in the national campaign, every year we ask that rape crisis centers, colleges and universities, schools, faith-based communities, and engaged Texans join in TAASA’s Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) initiative designed to raise awareness and promote a prevention-based actions across Texas. Starting in 2016, TAASA launched its #TurnTexasTeal initiative, which entails sharing the campaign via Facebook, Twitter, Twibbon, and Instagram to populate social media with everything from survivor stories to calls to action. The best part about #TurnTexasTeal is that the content is largely generated and shared by people like you! Special thanks to everyone who participated in SAAPM events this year and congratulations to this year’s #SAAPM2017 #TurnTexasTeal2017 contest winners!
#SAAPM2017 #TurnTexasTeal2017 Highlights:
Check out the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) campaign.
Share Your Local SAAPM Events
Please submit your local SAAPM event schedules to Alyssa Foegelle, TAASA Web Content Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would like to populate TAASA’s online calendar with local events to assist in event promotion and to inspire others to get involved in April.