Governors State University, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, month of April

Clothesline Project Shirt Making Event 

Date: Monday, March 28 – April 1

Time:  1 – 3 p.m.

Location: E- Lounge (E1571)


Come and join us as we make tee shirts in support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Donated shirts will be added to GSU’s Clothesline Project Display. Advocates from the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, an organization that provides assistance to survivors of sexual violence and educates about the effects of violence in our community will be facilitating.


Clothesline Project Display

Date: April 1 – 8, 2022

Location: Hall of Governors


The Clothesline Project started on Cape Cod, MA in 1990 to address the issue of violence against women. The Clothesline Project is a visual display bearing witness to violence against women, men and children. The display features shirts designed by victims/survivors 

of sexual abuse as well as by friends and family to honor individuals who have died at the hands of abusers. The shirts hang side-by-side on a clothesline as testimony to the problem of sexual violence and to “Break the Silence” often connected to gender-based violence. Hosted in collaboration with the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago.


#Teal Tuesday – GSU Wears Teal 

Date: Every Tuesday in April


Chances are someone in your life is a survivor of sexual harassment, assault, or abuse, even if they have never shared their story with you. Make a statement with fashion and show your support for survivors of sexual harassment and abuse by wearing teal — the color of sexual violence prevention — every Tuesday in April. Post your creativity and support using #SAAM2022, Instagram @gsuwellness.


Resource Table

Date: Tuesday April 5, 2022

Time: 1 – 3 p.m.

Location: Hall of Governors


Join members of Guardian Angel Community Services – Sexual Assault Service Center (SASC) to discuss resources. 


Taking Action (Active Bystander Intervention)

Date: Tuesday April 5, 2022

Time: 2 – 3 p.m.

Location: Prairie Place Classroom


We will discuss how to create a community where students are able to recognize, and learn strategies to intervene in, situations that have the potential to be violent or harmful.


Calling Out Rape Culture

Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Time:  1:30 – 3 p.m.

Location: Engbretson B1200


Are you tired of living in a culture that blames victims and normalizes sexual violence? Join the GSU community in discussing rape culture. This event will explore its impact, how it is perpetuated and what we as a campus and community can do to bring rape culture to an end. Trauma informed facilitators from Guardian Angel Community Services – Sexual Assault Service Center (SASC) will lead this discussion.


Denim Day – Wear Jeans to School/Work

Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Denim Day was sparked by a 1998 Italian Supreme Court decision that overturned a rape conviction on the grounds that the survivor was wearing tight jeans. Join millions of people across the world in wearing jeans with a purpose to support Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in protest against injustice and 

rape culture.


For more information about these events, as well as campus resources 

related to sexual violence, please visit




Advocating for Sexual Assault Prevention (ASAP) Team


YWCA Metropolitan Chicago


South Suburbs – 708.748.5672

Chicago – 888.293.2080


Guardian Angel Community Services

24/7 Hotline – 815.730.8984 

Spanish Speaking Hotline – 815.263.0521



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