Every April, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) leads Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), a national campaign to educate and engage the public in addressing the widespread issue of sexual violence. The two main goals of SAAM are awareness and prevention of sexual violence. Each year, NSVRC coordinates the SAAM campaign by providing resources, graphics, and tools for advocates at state coalitions, college campuses, communities organizations and other institutions. SAAM was first nationally observed in 2001 and the teal ribbon was designated as its symbol for sexual assault awareness after a poll of sexual violence coalitions was conducted in 2000 by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and the Resource Sharing Project.
Sexual harassment, assault, and abuse can happen anywhere, including in online spaces. The theme of this year's campaign is "Building Safe Online Spaces Together."
Below is a sampling of LRC books in support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. These books are either available in the LRC or can be accessed online as eBooks through our EBSCOhost eBook Collection database subscription (login credentials are posted on Blackboard or see LRC staff).