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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). SAAM is an annual campaign to raise public awareness about sexual assault and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. Clove Alliance believes, supports, and empowers survivors of sexual violence.


Help promote awareness by participating and sharing Clove Alliance community happenings, including:


Brave, Bold, & Believed Art Show Thursday, April 13th from 5– 7 p.m.: Join us for opening night as we celebrate and honor the journey of survivors and our efforts to end sexual violence. Exhibits will be on display in the Kankakee County Museum until May 3rd. Participation is FREE.


Wear Teal Day Wednesday, April 5th:  Teal is the official color of sexual violence prevention. Wear teal and take a photo to show your support for survivors. Use the hashtags, #clovealliance #SAAM2023


Zonta Club of Kankakee presents Take Back the Night: Silent Witness Rally Thursday, April 20th begins at 5:30 p.m..:  Participants will gather at the Kankakee Courthouse. Silent Witness is a visual demonstration of the silencing of survivors, where participants gather silently for one hour. Participants are encouraged to wear teal or decorate t-shirts with powerful messages that protest sexual violence & rape culture.


Educate, Advocate, Eliminate Friday, April 21st 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.:  Kankakee Community College will host our one-day sexual violence awareness conference that will empower participants to work together to eliminate sexual violence within our communities. Registration is $15 CEUs/CPDUs are available.


Denim Day Wednesday, April 26th:  Wear denim to combat victim blaming and show your support for survivors. Take a photo to show your support for survivors. Use the hashtags, #clovealliance, #DenimDay2023, #SAAM2023


Walk A Mile in Her Shoes Friday, April 28th Walk begins at Noon:  Join us at the Majestic Center! As the name of the walk indicates, participants are encouraged to wear women’s shoes as a symbol of their commitment to this important cause. The purpose of this activity is to empower men and raise awareness of men’s violence against women.  Cost is $10 and includes an event t-shirt and lunch. Register online at


40 Hour Crisis Intervention Volunteer Training Begins May 1st.  Volunteers are often the first contact survivors have with our organization. They can have an enormous impact on a survivor’s healing journey.  To learn more email


Clove Alliance is working to someday eliminate sexual violence. Until that day comes, we're holding space for hope. For more information about services, events, or community offerings, call our Kankakee office at 815-932-7273, Watseka office at 815-432-2779, or visit, or email


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