Sexual Assault Awareness Month Activities


April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the UMKC Violence Prevention and Response Project, along with the UMKC Women’s Center, and our campus and community co-sponsors will be hosting several events next week to mark the month. Please plan to join us at the following events:


  • SAAM Informational Tables. Monday, April 6; Time: 4-6 p.m.; Location:Oak Street Residence Hall courtyard.  The UMKC Violence Prevention and Response Project will host informational tables at various locations throughout April. There will also be items for sale to raise awareness for sexual assault. Proceeds will benefit the Violence Prevention and Response Project.
  • SAAM Informational Tables. Tuesday, April 7; Time: 9-11 a.m. Location:Royal Hall First Floor. The UMKC Violence Prevention and Response Project will host informational tables at various locations throughout April. There will also be items for sale to raise awareness for sexual assault. Proceeds will benefit the Violence Prevention and Response Project.
  • Take Back The Night. Tuesday, April 7; Time: Pre-march rally 6:30 p.m.; march begins 7:30 p.m.; speak-out at J.C. Nichols Fountain 8 p.m.; Location: Meet at Women’s Center. Join us for the fifth annual Take Back the Night march and rally, an event designed to unify women, men, and children in an awareness of violence against women, children and families. Take Back the Night began in England as a protest against the danger women encountered in the streets at night. The first Take Back the Night in the United States was held in San Francisco in 1978. For more information on Take Back the Night, please visit http://takebackthenight.org. Click here to see the route map for the rally. Click here to view pictures from the 2006 Take Back The Night.

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