Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). SAAM is a time to focus national attention on the realities of sexual violence and to promote safe, respectful relationships. In Hawai'i, The Sex Abuse Treatment Center joins with other groups and organizations in April to create awareness and to motivate residents to take action to create a safe, sexual violence free Hawai'i.

The Sex Abuse Treatment Center 2018 Sex Assault Awareness Month Activities

[ r e s p e c t ]™ Showcase
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Tenney Theatre on the ground of The Cathedral of St. Andrew, 229 Queen Emma Square, Honolulu, HI
7:00 P.M.
Open to the public

Free public performance of "Expect [ r e s p e c t ]™" a theatrical piece delivered by young adult actors with T-shirt Theatre and Honolulu Theatre for Youth. Performance discusses preventing sexual violence, respecting boundaries, and creating safe environments followed by a discussion about [ r e s p e c t ]™. Reservations highly recommended. RSVP 839-9885 x720 or
Ages 10+

13TH Annual Keiki Spring Fest
Friday, April 13, 2018
Waianae District Park, 85-601 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, HI
8:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M.
Open to the public

This is a community awareness event focuses on the Waianae Coast community residents and those serving the Coast, targeting families and children ages 0-5 years old. Over 50 service providers will be tabling and providing interactive games for children, giveaways, and information for families.

Hawai‘i Pacific University "It Starts With Us" Fair
Friday, April 13, 2018
Hawai‘i Pacific University
10:30 A.M.-2:00 P.M.
Open to the public
Registration: visit

During this event, HPU will hold the annual "Walk A Mile In Her Shoes" walk. The walk begins at Aloha Tower Market place and ends at Fort Street Mall. After the walk, there will be awareness and prevention education provided on sexual violence. SATC will be providing informational brochures, [ r e s p e c t ]™ swag, and interactive games to participants.

Honolulu Mayor Sex Assault Awareness Month Proclamation and City Council Certificate Presentation
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
12:30 P.M.- 2:00 P.M.
Honolulu Hale, Council Chamber 3rd Floor
Open to the public

Six honorees nominated by the Department of Health's Community Action Teams will be recognized in both the Mayor's proclamation and the Council's certificates. This is the largest proclamation/certificate event of the year. Entertainment by the Royal Hawaiian Trio and cookies and punch following the event.

University of Hawai‘i [ r e s p e c t ]™ Week:

University of Hawaii Manoa, "[ r e s p e c t ]™ Walk"
Monday, April 16, 2018
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
University of Hawai‘i at Manoa (UH)
Open to the public

SATC partnered with the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa PAU Violence team to host a "[ r e s p e c t ]™ Walk" which will invite campus members to walk around the UH Manoa campus to celebrate the [ r e s p e c t ]™ campaign, and demonstrate awareness about building safe and respectful environments and relationships. The walk begins and ends at the UH Manoa Campus Center Courtyard (walk will circle the UH Manoa Upper Campus). This walk will also be an introduction to the UH system-wide "Respect Week," in which campuses will host events that focus on the [ r e s p e c t ]™ campaign. 1st 100 participants to sign up will receive either a [ r e s p e c t ]™ hat or t-shirt. After the walk there will be food given to participants and sexual violence prevention awareness and education resources will be handed out.