Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 2022
Berkshire County

Chances are someone in your life is a survivor of sexual harassment, assault, or abuse, even if they have never shared their story with you. In 2021, Elizabeth Freeman Center served 373 survivors of sexual assault in Berkshire County.

During Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, we raise awareness and educate our community about sexual violence and work towards a safe and just future.

Join Elizabeth Freeman Center in a month of action for sexual assault awareness and prevention. #30DaysofSAAM

National Day of Action
Tuesday, 4/5
Wear teal, the official color of sexual assault prevention. Take a selfie, post online with this year’s hashtag #SAAM2022, and show our community that you support survivors and demand in end to sexual violence.

Stand Out Against Sexual Assault
You bring yourselves and your family and friends. We’ll bring the signs.

  • Thurs, 4/21, 4:30PM-6PM: North Adams Town Hall [10 Main St]
  • Thurs, 4/28, 5PM-6PM: Pittsfield Park Square
  • Wed, 4/27, 4:30PM-6PM: Gt. Barrington Town Hall [334 Main St]

Denim Day
Wednesday, 4/27
Denim Day kicked off in Italy when the Italian Supreme Court overturned a rape conviction because the survivor was wearing tight jeans, “thereby implying consent.” The next day, the women of the Italian Parliament showed up in jeans, demonstrating solidarity with the survivor. Now an international movement, you can join the fight against victim-blaming! Don’t forget to wear jeans to our Stand Out in Great Barrington!

Social Media Graphics
Use our SAAPM social media toolkit to help raise awareness about sexual assault and show solidarity to survivors. Use #SAAM2022 and #SAAPM

Social Media Graphics