Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month Happenings



April 2021 marks the official 20th anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month (SAAM). For a complete history about the roots of SAAM, check out https://www.nsvrc.org/saam/history.


Many of Iowa's victim service programs throughout the state are hosting virtual and in-person events to raise awareness. Check out our full listing below. Have something to add? Email intern@iowacasa.org.


Monday, April 5, at 5:00pm

L.U.N.A. will host a conversation with Rosa Beltré, the Executive Director for the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence, about sexual assault and the faith-based community. Find out more at www.facebook.com/LUNAIowa.


Tuesday, April 6, all day

April 6 is SAAM Day of Action! Wear teal — the color of sexual assault prevention — and share a selfie on Twitter and Instagram using #SAAM2021. Participating in the Day of Action is a great opportunity to show that you support survivors and that you’re a safe person for a survivor to reach out to.

Wednesday, April 7, at 10:00am

Crisis Intervention Service: Facebook Story Time

https://www.facebook.com/CIShelps

Join our Prevention Specialist Thomas Heiar as he reads a children’s book called “My body belongs to me” about body safety & trusted adults. During this time, Thomas will share the importance for every child to have a trusted adult in their life and respecting personal boundaries that keep all children safe from harm.


Wednesday, April 7, at 1:00 - 3:00pm

Crisis Intervention and Advocacy Center: Nurturing Healthy Sexual Development 3-Part Bilingual Workshop

We are going Virtual and Bilingual! Join Nurturing Healthy Sexual Development ZOOM workshops offered by Crisis Intervention & Advocacy Center. These are free workshops and will benefit parents, grandparents, teachers, caretakers and any adult who works with children! This workshop is the first in a 3-part series, each workshop is 1 hour from 12:00-1:00pm Wednesdays in April. Live interpretation will be available and materials will be provided in English and Spanish. Please share these events with friends, neighbors, and other adults you know! Registration is required by Monday 4/5. https://bit.ly/CIACWorkshopRegistration


Wednesday, April 7, at 2:00 - 3:30pm

Arte Sana: La educación sexual como medida de prevención del abuso sexual Agueda Morgan, Director of Programs -CCASA y Renee Lopez, Bilingual Advocate/Latina Outreach Coordinator - Domestic Safety Resource Center - https://www.facebook.com/ArteSana.ALAS


Wednesday, April 7, at 5:30 - 7:30pm

Riverview Center: Take Back the Night

WHERE: Allison-Henderson Park (1500 Loras Blvd., Dubuque)

DESCRIPTION: We will be giving out SAAM medical masks and flameless candles. Doing a walk around the park, doing a vigil, and speakers from Loras College, University of Dubuque, and Clarke University. Riverview Center will have a table with resources and we will have advocates present to provide support for folx.


Monday, April 12, at 4:00pm

L.U.N.A. will host a conversation with Emiliano De Leon from TAASA, in a conversation about men as victims of sexual assault. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/LUNAIowa


Monday, April 12, at 7:00pm

Riverview Center: Dr. Jackson Katz (PhD) presentation "Culture of Respect: Ending Campus Sexual Violence"

WHERE: In Person: John and Alice Butler Hall Heritage Center on University of Dubuque Campus.

Free Ticket: Call 563-585-SHOW (7469)

Live Stream: www.facebook.com/UDubuque and www.youtube.com/UDBQMedia

DESCRIPTION: Dr. Jackson Katz is internationally renowned for his pioneering scholarship and activism on issues of gender, race, and violence. He is the co-founder of the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) Program at Northeast University's Center for the Study of Sport in Society. MVP introduced the bystander approach to the gender violence prevention field.


Wednesday, April 14, at 12:00 - 1:00pm

Crisis Intervention and Advocacy Center: Nurturing Healthy Sexual Development 3-Part Bilingual Workshop

We are going Virtual and Bilingual! Join Nurturing Healthy Sexual Development ZOOM workshops offered by Crisis Intervention & Advocacy Center. These are free workshops and will benefit parents, grandparents, teachers, caretakers and any adult who works with children! This workshop is the first in a 3-part series, each workshop is 1 hour from 12:00-1:00pm Wednesdays in April. Live interpretation will be available and materials will be provided in English and Spanish. Please share these events with friends, neighbors, and other adults you know! Registration is required by Monday 4/5.https://bit.ly/CIACWorkshopRegistration


Wednesday, April 14, at 1:00 - 2:00pm

Monsoon: Community Listening Sessions on Sexual Violence Report: Sexual Violence in the Asian and Pacific Islander Communities in Iowa

From January 2021 to February 2021, Monsoon hosted six Community Listening Sessions on Sexual Violence(SV) beyond Intimate Partner Sexual Violence(IPSV) in the Asian and Pacific Islander communities in Iowa. Join us to learn about our findings. To register: http://bit.ly/3vFKzBg

Wednesday, April 14, at 7:00pm

Nevertheless Film Screening hosted by IowaCASA

Join us virtually for a special screening of the documentary film NEVERTHELESS, followed by an interactive panel. Register online to watch the film with us. You must register in order to watch the film.

For more information about the film screening, go to https://www.iowacasa.org/single-post/join-us-for-a-special-virtual-screening-of-nevertheless-documentary.


Thursday, April 15, at 11:30am - 1:00pm

Arte Sana: La conexión entre el racismo, la opresión y la violencia sexual

Rosa Beltré, Executive Director - OAESV - https://www.facebook.com/ArteSana.ALAS


Tuesday, April 20, at 3:00pm

Crisis Intervention and Advocacy Center: Overcoming Barriers to Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse 3-Part Bilingual Workshop

We are going Virtual and Bilingual! Join Overcoming Barriers to Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse ZOOM workshops offered by Crisis Intervention & Advocacy Center. These are free workshops and will benefit parents, grandparents, teachers, caretakers and any adult who works with children! This workshop is the first in a 3-part