Join the Office of Domestic Violence Strategies, the Mayor’s Office of Engagement for Women, and community partners in recognizing April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). During SAAM, we lift up awareness and prevention of sexual violence, harassment, and abuse.  

The theme of this year’s SAAM is “United to Prevent Sexual Violence.” We need you to get involved! Learn about local resources and events where you can get involved during SAAM and beyond:  

SAAM Day of Action
Tuesday April 2, 2024 | All day
Show your support to survivors of sexual harassment and abuse by wearing teal, the color of sexual violence prevention, and posting a selfie on social media with the hashtag #SAAMDayofAction. This day is observed nationally on the first Tuesday of April. 

Teal Day Press Conference
Tuesday April 2, 2024 | 12-2pm
North apron of City Hall, 1400 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Join City leaders and WOAR – Philadelphia Center Against Sexual Violence to discuss the theme for #SAAM2024: United to Prevent Sexual Violence. Wear teal to show your support and join this event to learn how you can support efforts to stop sexual harassment, assault, and abuse. 

PREVENT: Building Alliances Against Child Sexual Abuse Community Conference
Thursday, April 4, 2024 | 9am-4pm
Braid Mill, 441 High Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144
Join the Philadelphia Children’s Alliance for their annual community prevention conference. Caregivers, community members and professionals who want to learn more about preventing child abuse in Philadelphia are invited to attend this free conference, but registration is required.

Navigating the Landscape of Grief
Saturday, April 6, 2024 | 11am-2pm
4946 Parkside Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19131
Join Dr. Jamie Eaddy Chism, Grief Doula at Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia to create a safe space for survivors to share their stories if they choose and for allies to listen, learn, and support. 

Philadelphia Coalition for Victim Advocacy Annual Candle Lighting Ceremony
Wednesday, April 24, 2024 | 5:30pm
City Hall Center Courtyard, 1400 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Honor crime victims and survivors in a safe space and connect with community resources.

Solidarity and Strength: Trans Survivors of Sexual Assault
Thursday, April 25, 2024 | 607:30pm
Held virtually on Zoom
The Mazzoni Center is proud to present their third annual SAAM panel centering trans survivors’ experiences. Panelists will discuss their stories of sexual violence, how themes of solidarity and strength have impacted them, and give insight to how everyone can better support trans survivors. Consider attending this panel if you are currently supporting trans survivors, would like to better support trans survivors, or are a survivor looking to hear more stories like yours.

Philadelphia Survivor March
Saturday, April 27, 2024 | 10:30am – 2pm
16th and John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Join WOAR – Philadelphia Center Against Sexual Violence for the Philadelphia Survivor March to stand in solidarity with survivors of rape, sexual assault, harassment, and human trafficking. The march will start from Love Park and end at Liberty Center, symbolizing the journey towards justice, healing, and empowerment.