April is Sexual Assault Action Month. Resistance and Resiliency. Rainbow and flowers. Lumina Alliance and Cal Poly Safer logos.

Sexual Assault Action Month- April 2023

Resistance and Resiliency

Sexual Assault Action Month (SAAM) is an important time to raise awareness about the prevalence of sexual assault and its impact on survivors and to take action to support those impacted within our community. As we partner with Cal Poly Safer this month, we will focus on resistance and resiliency.

Resistance refers to the ways in which survivors of sexual assault can resist by speaking out about their experiences, refusing to buy into narratives of victim-blaming, and seeking help from supportive friends or professionals.


Resiliency refers to the ability of survivors to recover from the trauma of the sexual assault and rebuild their lives. Resilience does not mean that survivors are unaffected by their assault, but that they can heal from the trauma and continue to live fulfilling lives. This can include seeking therapy or other forms of support, practicing self-care, and finding ways to reclaim their sense of agency and control.

By highlighting these themes, we can support and uplift survivors and help create a more understanding, compassionate, and supportive culture. 

Participate in SAAM

We invite you to wear teal on April 4th and talk to those in your community about the significance of Sexual Assault Action Month. Follow Lumina Alliance and Cal Poly Safer on Facebook and Instagram and show off your Teal. Visit Cal Poly Safer’s Calendar of Events and learn about ways you can get involved this April. 

Join us for Denim Day, April 26th.

Wear your denim on Denim Day 2023 to stand in solidarity with survivors of sexual assault. Denim Day makes a statement against the myth that what someone wears causes them to be a target of sexual assault. We ask you to wear denim on Wednesday, April 26th. You can also email us the photo or tag us on your social media post and you could be featured on our Facebook or Instagram. Follow us and plan to participate. #DenimDay2023 #LuminaAlliance #SAAM #SupportSurvivors

Cal Poly Safer's Calendar of Events

Follow Safer online:

Where We'll Be

SAAM Proclamation Dates

Business Fundraisers & Events​

To add your event to the calendar, email [email protected]

Headstrong Fitness

Community Workout- Every Saturday at 9am. Bring a canned good for the Lumina Alliance shelters.

Sleeping Tiger Fitness

Donation-Based Self-Defense Class. Saturday, April 15th from 12-2 pm. All donations to support Lumina Alliance.