The month of April is nationally recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and in collaboration with the CARE office the Library has dedicated its 2nd floor book display to help educate and bring awareness to issues surrounding sexual assault.
As early as the late 1970s, "women...held protests against the violence they encountered as they walked the streets at night; they called them "Take Back the Night Marches.' Over time, sexual assault awareness activities grew to include the issues of sexual violence against men and men's roles in ending sexual violence. On April 1, 2001, the U.S. first observed Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) nationally. Since then, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center promotes national unity for SAAM activities. This year, the SAAM campaign is Engaging New Voices, [hoping] to help new voices begin to talk about preventing sexual assault." - www.nsvrc.org