SAAM 2022

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) 2022

April 2022 marks the official 21st anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness Month 

Thank you to the Clinton County Commissioners for joining with us in recognizing the importance of SAAM. On March 24, 2022, a Proclamation designating April 2022 as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month was signed at the Commissioner’s meeting. The Lock Haven Express publicized this initiative in an article on March, 25, 2022.

To highlight Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in April 2022, we are continuing our #rtp22 Awareness Rocks! Campaign.

If you find rock from Loganton to Renovo, PA and all places in between in Clinton County…take a picture and post it on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) with the hashtag #rtp22 and tag Roads to Peace.

Let’s raise awareness of sexual assault in our area by finding and posting as many rocks as we can! Please keep the rock you find as a reminder!

April 2022 SAAM Events

April 26, 2022
(6pm at LHU Poorman Amphitheater – no rain /   if rain Hamblin Hall of Flags – Robinson 115)
Take Back The Night

Hosted by Lock Haven University (LHU) and the Hope Center. The guest speaker is Gigi Kilroe and is associated with RAINN



April 21 & 22, 2022
(from 10am-5pm both days)
Triangle Park Outreach Event

Hosted by Roads to Peace. There will be an information table, SAAM bags, Teal ribbon pins, SAAM Rocks, the T-Shirt Project, and a Teal Tree on display to spread awareness about Sexual Assault.

April 2022 SAAM Outreach:

Downtown Lock Haven
Teal ribbons were placed around Downtown Lock Haven with an attached card describing the meaning.

Ross Library Gallery on the 2nd floor
Roads to Peace will have a display of SAAM T-Shirts, Teal Ribbon Pins, for anyone to take and wear to help spread awareness, and their information, which includes: services provided, statistics related to Sexual Assault, and the 2022 Proclamation.

Roads to Peace Front Window
A display that includes: the 2022 Proclamation, a clothesline with paper SAAM T-Shirts, and a teal light.

PCAR Coffee Cup Sleeves
Roads to Peace distributed PCAR coffee cup sleeves to spread awareness of SAAM to Avenue 209, Sheetz, Pilot Travel Center, and Fierce & Fit.

Even before its official declaration, SAAM was about both awareness and prevention of sexual assault, harassment, and abuse. Looking at the history of the movement to end sexual violence, it’s clear why: It’s impossible to prevent an issue no one knows about, and it’s difficult to make people aware of a problem without providing a solution. The two work in tandem, and they always have. From the civil rights movement to the founding of the first rape crisis centers to national legislation and beyond, the roots of SAAM run deep.


The Future of SAAM

The history of SAAM has shown us that, no matter what, those who want to end sexual assault and abuse will always find ways to advocate for awareness and prevention. Looking forward, we can be sure that SAAM will continue to grow and adapt, reaching even more audiences with the message that a world free of sexual assault and abuse is possible.


Sexual harassment, assault, and abuse can happen anywhere, including in online spaces. As we connect online, we can learn how to practice digital consent, intervene when we see harmful content or behaviors, and ensure that online spaces — whether they be workspaces, classrooms, social media platforms, or otherwise — are respectful and safe.

What is online sexual abuse?

Online sexual abuse can be any type of sexual harassment, exploitation, or abuse that takes place through screens.

Forms of online sexual harassment or abuse:

  • Sending someone hateful or unwelcome comments based on sex

  • Sending unwanted requests to partners or strangers to send nude photos or videos or livestream sexual acts.

  • Performing sexual acts on webcam without the consent of everyone involved or in inappropriate settings (like during an online work meeting).

  • Sharing private images or videos without the consent of everyone involved, also known as revenge porn, which is illegal.

  • Sharing porn in spaces where everyone has not consented to view it (like in Zoom meetings or other inappropriate places, also called Zoom bombing).

  • Grooming children to enable their sexual abuse either online or offline.

Just because these forms of sexual abuse take place behind a screen doesn’t make their impact on the victim any less real. While some of these behaviors are crimes, particularly any that involve sexual abuse of children, others are just as harmful. Additionally, as images of abuse could be reshared and recirculated on the internet, there is an added layer of revictimization.

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