April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). This month gives us an opportunity to build more awareness about sexual assault and to support those who have been affected by sexual assault.  The Office of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ADEI) along with our partners, provide a number of activities students, faculty and staff are encouraged to become involved in and support.

On Wednesday, April 10, at 6 p.m. “I Got You” will be presented in Stevenson North, multi-purpose room. “I Got You” is an interactive program designed to help those with a friend who tells them they have experienced sexual assault how to provide support and locate resources. Studies show that one of the first persons someone tells when they have been assaulted is a friend. 

On Tuesday, April 16, Safe Passage, DeKalb County’s domestic violence and rape crisis center, will host Take Back the Night, a community event that takes a stand against sexual violence. It takes place at the Egyptian Theatre in downtown DeKalb and is free to the community. 

On Thursday, April 25, the Zeta Upsilon chapter of Lambda Theta Alpha will host Amy Quichiz.  Quichiz is known for her work on many issues including women, LGBTQ+, identity and sexual assault. This free event will take place in the Capitol Room, Holmes Student Center, at 7 p.m. 

For these and other events, access the NIU calendar or access the ADEI calendar.

Contact ADEI-Training@niu.edu for questions and information.  

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