Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Join us for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)in April 2017!

Upcoming EventsResourcesOnline Activism

OCRCC & Community SAAM Events

Not So Normal Run
Saturday 4/2, 7:30am, Carrboro
Join the Not So Normal folks for a celebration of community and giving with some sweat thrown in. Choose from 6 different races, from a 5K to a three-quarter marathon! Proceeds will benefit the Center.
Contact: Development & Admin Coordinator Gentry Hodnett,

Teal Ribbon Banquet
Wednesday 4/5, 6:30-8:30pm, Mediterranean Deli
Join us in appreciation and celebration of our community! Spend time with staff, volunteers, and supporters. We will thank our tireless volunteers and present our Teal Ribbon Award. Open and free to the public.
Contact: Development & Admin Coordinator Gentry Hodnett,

Shout Out! Against Sexual Violence 2017
Monday 4/24, 5:30-7:30pm, Chapel Hill Public Library Mtg. Rm. B
Submissions Due March 31! 
The Center’s annual Shout Out! is an evening of expression including personal thoughts and experiences surrounding the issues of rape and sexual assault. Survivors of sexual violence and those who care about them have the opportunity to share stories, testimonials, poetry and spoken word, dance, music, and visual art. If they prefer, participants may choose to be anonymous and have their piece read by a volunteer at the event. There will also be a period for open mic following the submitted program pieces, as time allows. This event will be bilingual in Spanish/English! Interpreting equipment will be available. Please join us in support of survivors and allies as they share their stories and speak out against sexual violence!
Contact: Crisis Response Coordinator Jennifer Grant,

More SAAM Events

Check back here as we add more events. Questions? Ideas? Want to get involved? Contact Development & Admin Coordinator Gentry Hodnett at or 919-968-4647.


How You Can Help

  • Support the Center by donating, coming to our eventscontributing items from our wishlist, or hosting a fundraiser for the Center.
  • Volunteer at the Center.
  • Be a supportive listener to those affected by sexual assault.
  • Talk to your friends about healthy relationships.
  • Replace victim-blaming statements with statements of support.
  • Educate yourself.
  • Talk to your children about safe touches and preventing violence. Request our Community Educators to present a program to your kids’ daycare, youth group, or sports team.
  • Request our Community Educators to present a program for adults to your PTA, book club, social club, church group, or office.
  • Challenge rape myths and stereotypes.
  • Speak up when you hear sexist language or someone downplaying the severity of sexual assault.

Online Activism: Join the Conversation

Color for a Cause:
Download SAAM Coloring Pages, and spend some time coloring for self-care. These beautiful pages with inspiring messages come from Ryerson University’s We Believe You coloring book for survivors and from NSVRC’s SAAM resources. When you’re finished, send us your artistic masterpieces! Bring them by the office or email them to

Online Activism:
You can use social networking sites to engage online communities in sexual violence prevention throughout the year. Social media tools can help spread awareness and advocate for social change. The NSVRC Social Media Toolkit offers guidance on how to best utilize the resources of this year’s campaign online.
– @OCRCC on Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, Pinterest, and blog
– @NSVRC on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr, and blog

  • 24-Hour Help Line:

    • 866-WE-LISTEN (866-935-4783)
    • 919-967-7273 (Local)
    • 919-338-0746 (TTY)