By Alexis Marbach on April 3, 2012 · tagged as , , ,

Participate in the SAAM Day of Action

Today is the national SAAM Day of Action. Our partners at the National Sexual Violence Resource Center have 4 ideas for how to participate in the SAAM Day of Action!

1.       It’s time… to talk about it! Get the conversation started 

Start the conversation about healthy sexuality and sexual violence prevention with your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, classmates & others. By opening the lines of communication, we can raise awareness and help others learn about prevention!

There are resources to help you start the conversation here. Or get a little inspiration from how we talk about it in our SAAM video.

2.       It’s… time to connect! Raise awareness online

Change your profile picture to a photo of yourself holding a clock to represent “It’s time!”

Use tweets, posts and status updates to spread the word about SAAM 2012.

Post a SAAM or healthy sexuality-related video to the NSVRC YouTube channel.

Tweet about it Tuesdays! Join us on Twitter for an hour-long chats starting on the Day of Action and each Tuesday in April using #TweetAboutIt.

Add a teal ribbon graphic, banner or background to your profile, website, etc

3.       It’s time… to get involved! Get active for SAAM

Find and support a SAAM event in your area.

Connect with the organizations in your state, community and campus to participate in events, volunteer or donate.
Can’t find something in your region? Host your own SAAM event – gather friends over tea and teal cupcakes. Share SAAM with your book club, trivia night, yoga or zumba class, faith group, etc. There are so many ways to get the conversation started.

4.       It’s time.. to prevent! Be an advocate for prevention

Healthy sexuality skills and characteristics enrich our lives with relationships that are consensual, respectful & safe. Learn more about these skills!

Share information about healthy sexuality, sexual violence prevention and the importance of SAAM with you community!

Be an active bystander by engaging and responding when you hear comments or notice behaviors that are unhealthy and represent negative attitudes and stereotypes. Talking about it means standing up to injustice, educating others, and creating dialogue.

Alexis Marbach

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Alexis Marbach joined CALCASA in July 2011 and is currently the Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator in the Prevention Department and a Public Policy Advocate. She has been working in the field of sexual violence prevention since 2002 as a prevention educator, group facilitator, and researcher. Alexis is committed to developing and promoting comprehensive, culturally competent primary prevention initiatives to reduce sexual violence.

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