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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

PEAR calendar of events

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Programming is sponsored by the Prevention, Education, Advocacy, and Response Program (PEAR).

Take Back the Night

Thursday, April 21, 6-8 pm

Location: NAGLY Center (2 East India Square, Witch City Mall)

NAGLY (The North Shore Alliance for GLBTQ+ Youth) is sponsoring Salem’s first-ever city-wide Take Back the Night Event. This event will begin at the NAGLY Center and participants will then walk through Salem, making a stop at City Hall, and eventually returning to the NAGLY Center, where youth survivors of sexual assault will speak and share their stories. The stop at City Hall will also include remarks from Joan Lovely, Paul Tucker, & Mayor Kim Driscoll. This event is open to public participation. If you are interested in submitting an impact statement or in sharing at the event, you can submit your statement.

StepUp! Bystander Intervention Workshop

Monday, April 25 | 6:30-7:30 pm

Location TBD

Join PEAR and Greek Council for a StepUp! Workshop focused on barriers to intervention, bystander intervention strategies, and scenario and skills-based practice.

Intimate Partner Violence Dynamics and Response

Wednesday, April 27, 4-8 pm

Location: Virtual on Zoom

This conference is co-sponsored by PEAR, healthcare studies, criminal justice, and occupational therapy departments, Salem State School of Nursing, and School of Social Work. This is an interdisciplinary conference for students and faculty working in human services fields. Sessions will cover recognizing and responding to domestic violence/intimate partner violence, trauma-informed care, the neurobiology of trauma, and Massachusetts Department of Public Health's Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program resources for those working with survivors of sexual assault.

Social Media Resources

Follow Salem State Wellness on Instagram throughout April for more SAAM information on consent and a celebration of Survivor Solidarity Month with a focus on resources for supporting survivors. #SAAM2022

For questions about any of these events or other SAAM resources and workshop opportunities, email PEAR.

Abby Millard
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