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Garden Grove Participates in Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Community Encouraged to Join in National Effort

April 6, 2020

In support of April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), the City is joining organizations, advocates, survivors and supporters from across the nation to bring awareness to sexual assault. The campaign, first launched in 2001 by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), helps educate and engage the public in addressing sexual assault, harassment and abuse. This year’s theme is “I Ask,” highlighting the importance of consent.

The City encourages the community to take part in the month-long campaign by participating in NSVRC’s 30 Days of SAAM Instagram Challenge for the opportunity to win a $200 Amazon gift card, sponsored by NSVRC.

Participants are asked to share their response to each daily challenge by posting a photo on their personal Instagram account and using #30DaysOfSAAM, as well as tagging @NSVRC and @GardenGroveCityHall. Daily activities include tomorrow’s “Day of Action,” inviting the community to wear teal, the color for sexual assault awareness and prevention.

For a complete listing of daily challenges and participation guidelines, visit nsvrc.org/30daysofsaam-2020-instagram-contest.

In an effort to help residents who may be feeling misunderstood or overwhelmed and need someone to talk to, the City has compiled a list of safe, secure and confidential mental health providers. To access that list, visit ggcity.org/coronavirus.