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April Proclaimed Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Minnesota

Governor Tim Walz has proclaimed April 2023 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in Minnesota! Sexual Assault Awareness Month is focused on raising awareness about sexual violence in Minnesota, showing support for victims/survivors, and advocating for transformative culture change.

“Sexual Assault Awareness Month calls attention to the fact that sexual violence impacts every person in every community in Minnesota, and the many voices of victims and survivors of sexual violence must be supported and heard. Every victim’s and survivor’s response is unique, and every victim and survivor has the right to receive support and understanding from friends, families, and their communities; as well as equitable services from medical, legal, social services, and criminal justice systems…

Now, therefore, I, Tim Walz, Governor of Minnesota, do hereby proclaim the month of April 2023, as: Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the State of Minnesota, in honor of all the Minnesotans who have experienced sexual violence, and those who work to assure that victims and survivors have access to justice and essential services; and to make prevention of sexual violence a Minnesota priority.”

View or download the full SAAM 2023 Proclamation.

Follow along with The Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA) in April for fresh digital content, SAAM events, and different ways to get involved in the work of ending sexual violence.


AWARE 2023: A Conversation with Dr. Roxane Gay (April 27)

Join us on April 27 for AWARE 2023: A Conversation with Dr. Roxane Gay about sexual violence, our relationship to our bodies, rape culture, colonialism, and oppression, moderated by Angela Davis of MPR News. AWARE is MNCASA’s annual fundraiser and proceeds go toward MNCASA’s work to end violence through racial justice, prevention, system change, and advocacy. Tickets are $10, $20, and $40 based on what you can afford. Get tickets!

Day of Action or Teal Tuesday (April 4) 

Join MNCASA and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center for SAAM 2023 Day of Action! Together, we will wear teal to show support for victims/survivors and raise awareness about sexual violence. Learn more.

Sex and Consent 101 (April 5)

Join MNCASA, Partner Program New Horizons Crisis Center, and SMSU’s LGBTQIA+ Club in Marshall for a presentation on Sex and Consent 101 and a Q and A panel. Learn more.

MNCASA Partner Program SAAM Events

There are so many ways to get involved with your local sexual assault advocacy program during SAAM 2023. View the MNCASA Event Calendar to find SAAM events in your area.

Partner Programs can submit SAAM events for MNCASA promotion here.

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Media Inquiries

Doing a story on sexual violence during SAAM? Contact Becca Gilbuena with media requests.


Want to support MNCASA during Sexual Assault Awareness Month? Donate here.