Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2019

Denim Day is April 11th
Panel Discussion on Black Women's Healing
Author of "Picking Cotton" to Speak at Wake
SAAM Book Display in ZSR
Sex Ed_ Done Right: The Female Orgasm

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Our goal is to uplift the voices of all survivors and to focus on creating safer communities for everyone. Please check out these events being organized by your fellow Wake Forest students, faculty and staff.

Are you hosting an event? E-mail us at safe@nullwfu.edu so we can include it here.

    SAAM 2019 Events

  • Denim Day is April 11th
    Denim Day
    April 11th, 4:30pm, Tribble Courtyard
    Every year in April, people wear denim as a show of support for survivors of sexual violence.  This year, we have partnered with Family Services, Forsyth Tech, Salem College, UNCSA, and WSSU to host our first ever multi-campus Denim Day.  Each campus will compete for pledges from members of our community to wear Denim on the 11th and to challenge victim blaming.  At 4:30pm on the 11th, each campus will take a group photo and say the pledge together.  Wake participants will meet in Tribble Courtyard.
    *Safe Office counselors will be available to provide confidential emotional support to anyone who is distressed during the presentation.

     

  • Healing Language: Addressing Sexual Violence on Black Women
    Healing Language: Addressing Sexual Violence on Black Women
    April 16th, 6:30pm, Carswell Hall, Annenburg, 
    This is a panel discussion about the effects of mental health, policy, advocacy, intersectionality, and spirituality in the lives of Black women who have survived sexual violence. Black women’s voices are abundant validation and Black women are deserving of healing. *Safe Office counselors will be available to provide confidential emotional support to anyone who is distressed during the presentation.
  • Author of "Picking Cotton" to Speak at Wake
    Jennifer Thompson, Author of “Picking Cotton”
    April 18th, 7-9pm, ZSR Auditorium
    Jennifer Thompson will share her story of crime victimization; wrongful conviction and exoneration; and restorative justice with the Wake Forest community. *Safe Office counselors will be available to provide confidential emotional support to anyone who is distressed during the presentation.
  • Sex Ed_Done Right: The Female Orgasm
    Sex Ed Done Right: The Female Orgasm
    April 23rd, 6pm, Detamble Auditorium, Tribble Hall
    The Intersectional Feminist Collective presents a panel discussion featuring sex therapists and local experts on female empowerment through sexuality.
  • Book Display at ZSR
    ZSR Book Display
    Month of April, ZSR Library
    All month long in the lobby of ZSR there will be a display showcasing books written by survivors of sexual assault on the topics of prevention and healing from sexual trauma.  The books highlight the voices of LGBTQ survivors, survivors of color, and focus on stories of healing and recovery.  Be sure to check out the display this month!