SAAM Day of Action
Also known as
Sexual Assault Awareness Month Day of Action
the first Tuesday in April
SAAM Day of Action, or Sexual Assault Awareness Month Day of Action, is part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a month that raises awareness about sexual assault and educates communities and individuals on the prevention of sexual violence. On SAAM Day of Action, everyone can take action to prevent sexual violence. Wearing teal, the color of sexual assault and prevention is done on the day. Besides teal clothing, accessories can be worn. Ribbons, ties, makeup, jewelry, and nails are often turned teal for the day. The goal is that the color will be a conversation starter for issues like consent, respect, and the support of survivors.
How to Observe
The most common way the day is marked is by wearing teal. You could wear clothing or other accessories that are teal. It's best to wear as much of the color as possible, so that people will stop you and ask you why you are wearing it, and that conversations about consent, respect, and the support of survivors are started. Taking a selfie while wearing teal and posting it on social media is another way to get the word out. The National Sexual Violence Resource Center has suggested sharing the following message with your post:
Today is the Sexual Assault Awareness Month Day of Action, and I'm going teal to show my support for survivors. #SAAM #IAsk