Join RVA for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) 2018 to break the silence and stand with survivors.

This year, RVA is raising awareness about sexual violence through a series of events and a fundraising campaign. Our goal is to raise $25,000 for prevention education, which provides young people with the tools they need to identify elements of rape culture, reduce risk factors for sexual abuse, and become agents of change within their own communities. Get involved by donating to our SAAM Challenge or attending one of our events!

OurMusicMyBody Benefit Show

Wednesday, April 4 at 8:00pm

Come listen to some incredible bands sing the good word of consent and enter to win a bunch of prizes and goodies! Featuring Baby Money and the Down Payments, Impulsive Hearts, Maggie Kubley, and DJ Claire Lyerla.

GMan Tavern
3740 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60613

Historic Hellraisers: Feminist Hero Trivia Night

Tuesday, April 10 from 7-9:00pm

Come test your knowledge of the superheroes who fought for equality…without the help of superhuman strength, x-ray vision, or flight. Hosted by our amazing volunteer committee!

Fatpour Tap Works
2005 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622

Breaking the Silence

Thursday, April 19 from 7:30-9:30pm

An open mic night for local Chicago artists to share their stories of survival and resistance through poetry and spoken word. We encourage performers of all ages, languages, and backgrounds to stand up against sexual violence with RVA and The Den Theatre.

The Den Theatre
1331 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

Standing Silent Witness

Friday, April 27 from 12-1:00pm

This is our signature event for SAAM! In a visual demonstration of the silencing of survivors, participants gather silently for one hour wearing t-shirts with stories and messages protesting sexual violence and rape culture. T-shirts will be provided, sizes S-4XL.

Federal Plaza
230 S Dearborn St
Chicago, Illinois 60603