The mission of Project for a Sexual Assault-Free Environment (Project S.A.F.E.) is to end sexual violence and to build healthier relationships on the Occidental campus.
We support this mission by providing culturally competent and inclusive prevention education programs. We also provide advocacy, resources and support services for survivors/victims of sexual and relationship violence, including sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking and sexual harassment.
Project S.A.F.E. Presents Take Back the Week
SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH - VIRTUAL EDITION 2021
Take Back the Week explores intersectionality and sexual violence, raising awareness that sexual violence affects everyone, regardless of gender, race or orientation.
April 7: Project S.A.F.E. takeover of the Occidental Instagram account. Tune in to learn more about the history behind Take Back the Week, and how Project S.A.F.E. is here to support students.
April 9: Activity Books. Keep your eyes peeled for your Survivor Self Care, and Upstanding Workbooks. If you ordered one, we hope you find them relaxing and informative. Check out our Instagram to see completed photos.
April 23, 4-6 PST: Survivor Self Care Night. Tune in to thisvirtual event for survivors and alliesto decompress, check in, and find support. RSVP at the link in OSAC'sInstagram Bio!
April 28: National Denim Day. Wear denim to show solidarity with survivors and spread the message that there is never an excuse for sexual assault. Tag Project SAFE and SLICE in your photos to be reposted.
April 29, 5-6 PST: Take Back the Night, Global Virtual Event. An international event featuring music, grounding, survivor stories, and a conversation about gender identity and male survivorship.
Educate! Visit Red Canary Song's digital library where you'll find resources about Asian migrant communities, sex working communities, and the violence that they are often subjected to.
Participate! Sign the pledge for We, As Ourselves. Too often, Black survivors are silenced, not believed, or even vilified when they speak out. Sign the pledge to tell Black survivors: We see you, we support you, and we are with you in solidarity. And together, we are fighting for a future when Black survivors are truly heard and supported.
Donate! Consider giving money to "Everyone In" which aims to create affordable and supportive housing in every part of L.A. County. Those without stable housing are even more vulnerable to sexual violence, and so alleviating the housing crisis is directly related to prevention efforts.
During this time of transition and upheaval, Project SAFE remains a resource for Oxy students both on and off campus. Our staff are working remotely, and the best way to reach us is by email. We acknowledge that these are uncertain and surreal times, and that social distancing, the need to return home, and a change in routine without a concrete end date can all exacerbate acute violence or the mental health impact of past trauma. Please know that you are not alone, we are here for you, and we want to help.