April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month


Maysville Human Rights Commission is joining with the Women’s Crisis Center in promoting awareness and prevention of sexual violence during April.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and a number of activities are being planned locally – one for each Wednesday in April.

Participation is easy for individuals, organizations or employers. The events are:

  • April 4: Why Wear Teal is a simple event that asks only that folks wear teal, talk about why, and post pictures to social media. In 2000, sexual violence coalitions across the country voted to designate the color teal as the official color of sexual assault awareness month and the teal ribbon was adopted as a symbol of awareness and prevention. #wewearteal
  • April 11: Chalk the Walk. A little walk chalk, a few key messages about the movement, and some community sidewalk in your area + a few minutes to combine the 3 – a great event! #chalkthewalk
  • April 18: Green Dot – support your Green Dotter; learn more about Green Dot. #greendotcity
  • April 25: Denim Day. Wear jeans, distribute material about denim day and encourage others to do the same. Also, you can turn it into a small fundraiser if you wish to do a little pre-planning. #denimday

Let it be known that Maysville is not a place for sexual violence. Wear some teal, wear your denim, grab some chalk, and use your voice to end sexual assault and abuse.

For more information, check out the National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s SAAM blog.