Teal Ribbon for SAAM

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is an international movement each April to bring about awareness of sexual violence and contribute to prevention efforts. In 2021, the Consent Peer Education Program (CPEP) and Centre for Human Rights, Equity & Diversity are hosting a series of initiatives to engage the Humber College & University of Guelph-Humber community in conversations around consent and sexual violence.

Students, staff, and faculty can participate in our SAAM Challenge for the chance to win a $150 gift card!

We encourage staff, faculty, and students to save and use the virtual background below for video calls throughout the month of April to show your support for SAAM.

SAAM Virtual Background for video calls

Check out our live programming below and make sure to register (as applicable)!

SAAM calendar with events listed

From: Survivor To: Survivor (April 5th 3pm to 4pm)
Join our Lead Consent Peer Educator, Alex Martin, as she speaks about her experience with sexual violence and how students can be a part of the sexual violence prevention movement. This event is for students only; register for From: Survivor To: Survivor online.

SEEDS Yoga (April 6th 12pm to 1pm)
Join us for some gentle movement and connection. This trauma-informed/healing-centred hatha yoga class will centre choice and connection. All levels welcome. Facilitated by Yami Msosa (Ze/Hir), a movement based practitioner who works at the intersections of gendered and racial violence, based in Tkaronto. Register for SEEDS Yoga (April 6th) online.

CPEP Salt & Sugar Podcast (April 7th 11am to 12pm)
Join Alex Martin (Lead Consent Peer Educator) and Aaron Brown (Coordinator, Sexual Violence Prevention & Education) for a conversation about intimate partner violence. This event will be hosted live on the CPEP Instagram account (@cpepteam).

SEEDS Yoga (April 8th 12pm to 1pm)
Join us for some gentle movement and connection. This trauma-informed/healing-centred hatha yoga class will centre choice and connection. All levels welcome. Facilitated by Yami Msosa (Ze/Hir), a movement based practitioner who works at the intersections of gendered and racial violence, based in Tkaronto. Register for SEEDS Yoga (April 8th) online.

Love in the Time of Corona: Digital Dating & Connection (April 13th 1:30pm to 3pm)
After a year of isolation, how can we continue to form and sustain intimate connections virtually? How can we meet our romantic and sexual needs when we’re having to keep six feet apart? Join us for a conversation about how dating apps are allowing people to foster healthy connection and maintain intimacy while we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Well be featuring special guest, Chris Dietzel, PhD candidate at McGill University researching sexual consent related to dating app use and sexual violence against 2SLGBTQ+ people; Chris will provide a brief presentation before out panelists join him in a fireside chat to understand how dating apps are being used to navigate the pandemic and how intersecting factors influence our experiences. Register for Love in the Time of Corona: Digital Dating & Connection online.

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (April 14th 12pm to 1pm)
Join Cayla Meredith, founder of the Move to Heal Project, for a trauma-informed yoga session, which will emphasize choice in how you decide to move. Register for Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (April 14th) online.

Humber Sexual Assault & Sexual Violence Policy Training (April 20th 1pm to 2:30pm) - CANCELLED
Join the Centre for Human Rights, Equity & Diversity for an interactive session on understanding Humber's Sexual Assault & Sexual Violence Policy! This event is for staff and faculty only; register for the Policy Training (April 20th) online.

What’s the Tea? (April 20th 2pm to 3:30pm)
Join us for a conversation about the ways we ask for consent from our peers, dates, hookups, partners, friends, etc. How do we navigate pressure to consent? How can we assert ourselves? Come spill some tea! This event is for students only; register for What's the Tea? online.

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (April 28th 12pm to 1pm)
Join Cayla Meredith, founder of the Move to Heal Project, for a trauma-informed yoga session, which will emphasize choice in how you decide to move. Register for Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (April 28th) online.

Humber Sexual Assault & Sexual Violence Policy Training (April 29th 10am to 11:30am)
Join the Centre for Human Rights, Equity & Diversity for an interactive session on understanding Humber's Sexual Assault & Sexual Violence Policy! This event is for staff and faculty only; register for the Policy Training (April 29th) online.