Local Events

Empower survivors, support providers, and call for change in our communities, by participating in the various sexual assault awareness events across the state.

Denim Day Community Photo Shoot – Salt Lake City

Date: Saturday, March 19, 2022
Time: 2 PM – 5 PM
Location: 296 E Murray Park Ave, Murray, UT 84107


UCASA , Rape Recovery Center and Project Rainbow Utah

Inviting all community members to participate in this Denim Day Photo Shoot. Edited photos will be used for outreach leading up to denim day, 4/27/2022. If you are interested in participating, please sign up at the link above. BIPOC, 2SLGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, youth, and women will be prioritized. We will take this opportunity to talk about primary prevention, Denim Day and share community resources.

Take Back the Night – Ogden

Date: Friday, April 1, 2022
Time: 6PM – 9PM
Location: The Monarch, 455 25th St, Ogden, UT 84401
Learn More and Register: Click Here

Come support survivors of sexual and interpersonal violence at Take Back the Night, starting at 6:00 pm on Friday, April 1st. This year we have Jo Blake, faculty in the Department of Performing Arts at Weber State University, and the director of joBdance, a conceptual site-specific multidisciplinary dance company as our keynote speaker. We will then march through downtown Ogden and will conclude with a survivor speak-out and vigil to honor victims and survivors, where members of the community will be invited to share their experiences and messages of support. Since the 1960s, Take Back the Night has empowered and supported survivors/victims, helped those in pain, and asserted that it is unacceptable for people to live in fear for their safety. Take Back the Night rallies, marches, candlelight vigils, and speak-outs are the means by which we show our solidarity. We invite you to join the movement to end and raise awareness of sexual and interpersonal violence and demonstrate support for survivors and victims on our campus and in our community.

Start By Believing – Everywhere

Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Time: All Day
Learn More: Website

On this day, we gather to end the silence and change the way we respond to sexual assault. We Start by Believing. Please join us in this global message of support for survivors.

We chose this day to build on the momentum that began in April 2015, when State Representative Angela Romero sponsored a resolution to declare the first annual Start by Believing Day in Utah.
While many other communities and states have made similar proclamations, Utah’s resolution took the innovative step of establishing it as an annual event.

We can all help to create this international event, each and every year.  We can all Start by Believing.

What Were You Wearing Exhibit – Dixie State University

Date: Monday, April 4, 2022 – Friday, April 15, 2022
Time & Location: Dixie State University
4/4 3 pm – Intro program in Welcome Center, Holland Bldg.
4/4-8 – Exhibit on display in Holland Centennial Commons on DSU Campus
4/11-15 – Exhibit on display in the lobby of the Human Performance Building on DSU Campus

The purpose of this exhibit is to dispel a victim-blaming myth that clothing somehow invites a sexual assault. Victims of crime are not responsible for crimes committed against them. Survivors of rape/sexual assault are often asked by friends and loved ones, “What were you wearing?” We need to avoid victim blaming when we respond to such disclosures. We encourage you to look at these stories and outfits of survivors to see that clothing is irrelevant when it comes to sexual assault. As you read what these survivors shared, please take a moment to reconsider what may be your own long-held beliefs about sexual assault that are, in reality, myths and stereotypes that can aid perpetrators of crime in avoiding accountability for their choices.

Heels to Heal Walk by PIK2AR – St. George

Date: Saturday, April 30, 2022
Time: 9 AM – 12 PM
Location: 1676 S Convention Center Dr, St. George, UT 84790 (Back Parking Lot)

One mile walk in heels with program afterwards.

Denim Day Press Conference – Salt Lake City

Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Time: 10 AM
Location: 350 State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84103 (south side steps)

Denim Day Press Conference at 10 AM, Wednesday, April 27th, south side steps of the Capitol. We will start off with a Land acknowledgment by RAW, followed by a lineup of speakers talking about supporting survivors of sexual assault and primary prevention. Media will be available after for interviews and photo opportunities. Wear your denim and come support our community.

Sexual Assault Awareness Conference – Layton

Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Davis Conference Center, 1651 N 700 W, Layton, UT 84041
Register Here

The conference will be taking place on April 20, 2022, at the Davis Conference Center! It will feature an incredible lineup of speakers including Elizabeth Smart, Jorge Barraza, Aundrea DeMille, and April Tribe Giauque. Registration will open at 8:00 am with our keynote speaker beginning at 9:30 am. Topics covered include: how to be an ally to survivors, engaging men and boys, experiencing sexual assault through an intersectional lens, etc.

Respect Night with the Utah Warriors – Herriman

Date: Saturday, April 23, 2022
Time: 8 PM
Location: Zions Bank Stadium
14787 So. Academy Pkwy (3718 West)
Herriman, UT 84096
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Safe Harbor has partnered with the Utah Warriors (the professional rugby team in Utah) to put on a night during SAAM to raise awareness about the importance of healthy relationships!

Take Back the Night Candlelight Vigil

Date: April 29, 2022
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: TBD

Safe Harbor will be holding a candlelight vigil to honor the strength of survivors in our community!

Survivors of Violence Art Expo – Bountiful

Date: April 30, 2022
Time: 12 PM
Location: Bountiful Arts Center, 90 N Main St, Bountiful, UT 84010

We will be holding our 4th annual survivors of violence art expo at the Bountiful Arts Center! This show will include pieces created by survivors of violence. If you know of any survivors who would be interested in submitting artwork, please email whitney@safeharborhope.org.

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