Thank you for joining us for this year's SAAM events! We are so grateful for the opportunity to support survivors in their healing journey, and to be able to raise awareness about sexual violence within our campus community. The events below have already passed, but we look forward to seeing y'all for next year's SAAM! - CARE


CARE is excited to announce a series of healing, awareness, and prevention events this month. While CARE works year-round to raise awareness among our UCSC community about preventing sexual violence and supporting survivors, we always look forward to April as a time for concentrated engagement with our campus and community partners. 

The theme of this year's SAAM is Your Healing is Your Story. We’re here for you, and you are not alone.

Read below for details about how you can find community, support survivors’ healing, and join the movement to end sexual violence.




Follow CARE on Instagram (@ucsantacruz_care)!

We will be sharing information about SAAM, healing, and prevention all month long! Follow the hashtags #YourHealingisYourStory and #SAAM2022, and join us for a live Q&A on our Instagram stories on Monday, April 11th!


CAPS & CARE Healing Workshop

Monday, April 25th, 1pm | Student Health Center Mural Room (with Zoom options for those who can't make it in-person

CAPS will be hosting a Healing Workshop in collaboration with CARE to help navigate self care during SAAM/Take Back the Night Events. Join us as we teach and practice self-care and coping to be used throughout the week.


Take Back the Night Week with the Womxn's Center 

April 25th - April 29th 


"Know My Name" by Chanel Miller Book Talk

Monday, April 25th, 4 - 5pm via Zoom

We invite you to read on your own, then join CARE and the Womxn’s Center for a facilitated conversation about healing and the strength of survivors as we focus on Chanel Miller's Know My Name on April 25 from 4-5 pm. We will be discussing themes and reflecting on Miller's memoir as a group to further analyze how to best support survivors in our own communities. The conversation will have a special focus on Miller's Impact Statement and the final chapters to discuss the strength and resilience of survivors in our UCSC community.

As you engage with the Know My Name book, please take care of yourself. Know My Name contains depictions of sexual assault, trauma, and institutional betrayal. Some stories share experiences of self-blame, victim-blaming from others, and self-harm. Be sure to reach out to CARE at if anything comes up while reading the book or while participating in the Book Talk.

Sign up for our book talk here! You can also sign up for a free copy of Know My Name here.


Keynote Speaker: Chanel Miller, author of Know My Name

Tuesday, April 26th at 6:30pm

Please join us in welcoming Chanel as we engage in conversation surrounding personal agency and using storytelling as a form of healing. We hope to engage UCSC community members in sparking discussions around sexual assault and how to prevent violence within our campus and beyond. We also hope to create a space where survivors and allies are in community, and that we can continue to foster a community of safety and healing.

Register for the Keynote Speaker event here!


April 27th is Denim Day!

Join CARE and the Women’s Center on Denim Day to speak out against victim blaming and start a conversation about sexual violence and consent!


Here are some ways you can participate and promote Denim Day on April 27:

  • Post a picture of yourself in Denim with a caption, “I wear Denim because…” using the hashtag #UCSCDenimDay. Tag @ucsantacruz_care and @ucsc.womxn on Instagram, and we will re-share your post on our story!
  • Engage in conversations about Denim Day, consent, and supporting survivors within your communities 


Survivor Speak Out & March

Thursday, April 28th, between 3:30pm - 9pm

The Survivor Share Out, hosted by the Womxn's Center and CARE,  includes a march from the Quarry Plaza to the Oakes Upper Lawn, as well as a speakout where survivors are given the opportunity to share their stories and experiences.

Register for the march here | Register for the speakout here | Register to share at the speakout here


General Timeline:

Poster Making: 3:30PM

General Check in: 4PM

March: 4:30 - 5:30pm

Speakout: 6 - 9pm


Community Healing Day

Friday, April 29th, 10:30am - 3pm

We know that SAAM can be heavy. Community Healing Day seeks to nourish and create a safe space to heal as an inclusive community through reconnecting with art and movement.

We welcome and encourage ALL survivors from all backgrounds and stories to join us on April 29th for a healing yoga class at the Womxn’s Center! See more information below:

Healing Yoga Class at the Womxn's Center

117 Carriage House Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Sign up here for our yoga healing class. Should you need any additional support, we will have CARE Advocates available throughout the event. 


This year for the celebration of Take Back the Night, we are reading Chanel Miller's Know My Name. On the cover of this book it features the Japanese art of putting broken pottery pieces back together with gold, called Kintsugi. This art form symbolizes healing and we are pleased to offer Kintsugi Craft Kits for your own healing journey. You can sign up here to pick up a Kintsugi Craft Kit at the CARE office throughout the week!


Survivor Circles

Wednesdays, 2 - 3:30pm via Zoom

CARE continues to hold drop-in survivor support groups virtually during Spring! Here are the topics during SAAM:

  • April 6: Beyond Trauma: Envisioning Your Dream Life
  • April 13: Identifying Feelings and Regulating Emotions
  • April 20: How to Share Your Story Publicly
  • April 25: NO SURVIVOR CIRCLES - Take Back the Night Week!

Register in advance here. To find more information about support groups and the rest of the series during Spring, check our “Upcoming Events” page.