During Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) 2020, we are apart, but not alone. FCASV has launched the SAAM Virtual Gallery, where submissions are accepted from all supporters in our communities. We invite community members to show support for survivors by sending photographs of letters, art, pictures, or other forms of self-expression meaningful to you. Materials will be showcased on the FCASV website (www.fcasv.org) and via our social media platforms.
Submissions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org all throughout the month until April 30th. Self-expression is an important part of the healing journey.
Note: In the body of your email, please include permission for the submitted piece(s) to be shared on FCASV’s website and social media platforms. FCASV will review all submitted materials before they are shared.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events
Following the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, FCASV and supporting members are practicing physical distancing while maintaining social connectedness. Check out the virtual SAAM 2020 events that are being hosted by sexual assault programs and partnering organizations throughout the month of April.
Project HELP, Inc. 4/1 - 4/30
30-Day SAAM Challenge
Project Help is challenging you to complete a 30 day challenge to spread awareness about sexual assault! This campaign was created to get people engaged in the movement, support survivors, and break the silence about sexual violence. Feel free to jump in on any of the days and create a post on the topic of the day.
How it Works: Use the hashtag #ProjectHelpChallenge - Tag @projecthelpinc - Share your picture on your social media accounts. Visit www.facebook.com/Projecthelpnaples/ for more information.
Palm Beach County Victim Services 4/2 - 4/30
2020 SAAM Book Club
Join Palm Beach County Victim Services for the 2020 SAAM Book Club. Join in reading "Know My Name" by Chanel Miller. Share pictures of your book, your favorite reading spot at home, and your favorite quotes from the book! Join at anytime between 4/2/20- 4/30/20. Visit www.facebook.com/PBCVictimServices/ for more information.
RAINN Day 4/14
Draw a blue triangle on your hand and post a picture to show you are an ally in the fight against sexual violence. Be sure to tag PBCVS.
What Were You Wearing 4/20-24
This year PBCVS will be displaying survivor clothing and stories via social media. What you are wearing is never an invitation for sexual assault.
Denim Day 4/29
Partner organizations are encouraged to wear denim and post pictures to social media with #DenimDayPBC.
Victim Service Center of Central Florida, Inc. - Weekly Event
Join the Victim Service Center of Central Florida for weekly SAAM podcasts. Topics include:
COVID-19: Affecting the World of Advocacy and Survivors - featuring Emily Collins, VSC Victim Advocate and Kris-Tena Albers, FCASV SANE Training and Sustainability Program Director
Survivor to Thriver: How do Victims Define Themselves?
Victim's Rights Week: What Rights do Victims of Violent Crimes Have? - featuring FCASV attorney DeShayla Strachan
Denim Day: What is Denim Day and Why is it Important?
For more information, please email email@example.com.
Denim Day 4/29
Join the Victim Service Center in this global protest of victim blaming and standing in solidarity with victims of sexual violence, wear jeans on Denim Day! Denim Day is Wednesday April 29, 2020. Participation is simple: wear jeans, take a picture and post it online using the hashtag #DenimDay and share why you wear jeans. You can get supplies for your organization if you're local to Central Florida by registering on https://www.victimservicecenter.org/denimday/.
Peace River Center Victim Services 4/14
Virtual Round Table Talk
Join Peace River Center Victim Services on Facebook Live for a discussion about issues surrounding sexual violence locally and nationally such as victim-blaming, myths about sexual assault survivors, and more. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/prcvictimservices/.
Blue Jeans Survivor Empowerment Project
This project provides survivors with a sense of empowerment and support for having told about the sexual abuse and discontinuing the cycle of secrets. The display of the project as a whole communicates community support and validation regarding the survivors’ experience. For more information or to participate, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.