Sexual Assault Action Month 2022

Join Safer for Sexual Assault Action Month through our campaign: Rooted in Community

Follow our outreach campaign on Instagram at @calpolysafer, check out our Where Are They Now? Alumni Campaign, and join us for the following events!

Keynote Event: An Evening with Tarana Burke, Founder of the "Me Too" Movement

Cal Poly Safer is recognizing the program's 25th anniversary and April as Sexual Assault Action Month by welcoming Tarana Burke: activist, author and the founder of the "Me too." movement, for a discussion on activism, healing and thriving. The program will include a brief keynote address from Burke, followed by a moderated discussion and Q&A time. All campus and community members are welcome to attend, admission is free.  

WANT TO ATTEND IN PERSON? Please visit our Eventbrite page to register.  

CAN'T ATTEND IN PERSON?: You may also register for a live Zoom meeting of this event, if you are unable to attend in-person. Please click here to register for virtual attendance. 

HAVE A QUESTION FOR TARANA?: Click here to submit a question you have for Tarana! Questions will be reviewed up until halfway though the event and will be shared via a moderator. Please note that our open question time is limited and we will likely not be able to ask every question submitted.  

This opportunity was made possible by Cal Poly Campus Health & Wellbeing, Associated Students Inc., and the Office of University Diversity & Inclusion.  

Take Back the Night


Take Back the Night is an international campaign dedicated to uplifting survivors and celebrating empowerment in community. Join Safer for Cal Poly's annual event, including live music, food, art, a candlelight vigil and solidarity march. 

April 2022 Event Calendar

Therapy Dogs w/ASI

Monday 4/4, 11:30-1pm

Dexter Lawn

Healing Yoga w/PULSE

Monday 4/4, 4-5pm

Health Center Lawn

It's On Us Pledge Booth w/ASI

Thursday 4/7, 12pm-2pm

Dexter Lawn

Serving Prevention w/Men's Tennis

Sunday 4/10, 12pm

Cal Poly Tennis Courts

An Evening with Tarana Burke

Monday 4/11, 5-6pm, Multy-Activity Center (MAC)

Cal Poly Safer is recognizing the program's 25th anniversary and April as Sexual Assault Action Month by welcoming Tarana Burke, activist, author and the founder of the "Me too." movement, for a discussion on activism, healing and thriving. The program will include a brief keynote address from Burke, followed by a moderated discussion and Q&A time. 

Healing Isn’t Linear Workshop 

Thursday 4/14, 1-2:30pm

Zoom | Register here!

Media Dialogue Series: Euphoria

Tuesday 4/19, 6:30pm
Santa Lucia Community Room

Disability Tapas: Accommodations for Survivors 

Thurs 4/21, 11am-noon 

Zoom | Register here!

Denim Day

Wednesday 4/27, 11am-1pm

UU Plaza

Take Back the Night

Thursday 4/28, 6-8pm

UU Plaza

Join Safer for an empowering evening, recognizing the strength and resilience of survivors internationally. Event will include live music, food, art, a candlelight vigil and solidarity march. 

Join Lumina Alliance on April 22, 2022, for a special movie screening of I AM EVIDENCE. I AM EVIDENCE exposes the alarming number of untested rape kits in the United States through a character-driven narrative, bringing much-needed attention to the disturbing pattern of how the criminal justice system has historically treated sexual assault survivors. 

Where: The Palm Theater, 817 Palm St., San Luis Obispo, CA
When: April 22nd, 5:30 - 8:15pm

Learn more & register for Lumina's SAAM event here.

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History of Sexual Assault Action Month

"Even before its official declaration, Sexual Assault Awareness Month was about both awareness and prevention of sexual assault, harassment, and abuse. Looking at the history of the movement to end sexual violence, it’s clear why: It’s impossible to prevent an issue no one knows about, and it’s difficult to make people aware of a problem without providing a solution. The two work in tandem, and they always have. From the civil rights movement to the founding of the first rape crisis centers to national legislation and beyond, the roots of SAAM run deep.” (NSVRC)

If you want to read more about the roots of the movement, visit the National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s website.  

In 2021, Safer transitioned from the "Awareness Months" framing to "Action Months," promoting our collective responsibility to move beyond just awareness - and to do something.

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