Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) at Susan B. Anthony Project

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) Candlelight Vigil

Please join us for our annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) Candlelight Vigil held in Coe Memorial Park on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 6:30 pm.

The vigil invites the community to come together to show support and give a voice to survivors and to honor victims of sexual violence. Additionally, the vigil offers SBAP the opportunity to recognize and thank community members who have collaborated and supported our work throughout the year.

Check out some ways you can get involved during SAAM and show your support here.

Screening of THE TALE

SBAP will be holding a screening of the Emmy-nominated film THE TALE on Sunday, April 3rd from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm at the Bantam Cinema and Arts Center located at 115 Bantam Lake Road, Bantam, CT.

Revisiting a short story she wrote at thirteen, a documentary filmmaker (Laura Dern) faces life altering questions about her first sexual experience and the elusive nature of memory. THE TALE is director Jennifer Fox’s personal memoir examining the journey from denial to truth and the stories we tell ourselves to survive.

The screening is free and open to the public. No tickets required. For more information, please contact Susan B. Anthony Project at 860-489-3798.

Proof of vaccination required in accordance with Bantam Cinema & Arts Center’s COVID-19 Policy.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month History

SAAMSexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) began in England in the late 1970’s with Take Back the Night marches – women only protests that emerged in direct response to the violence women encountered as they walked the streets at night. In 1978, the first Take Back the Night events were held in San Francisco and New York City.

Initially a woman’s cause, it wasn’t long before these activities expanded to include the issue of sexual violence against men and men’s participation in ending sexual violence.

In April 2001, the first Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) was observed nationally.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Virtual Vigil – 2021