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Annual Campaign & Events

January: Stalking Awareness Month

January is Stalking Awareness Month. Watch out for CARE events and programs and learn how to prevent this crime in our community

Stalking Awareness Month Fair

The SAM Fair is UC Merced's premier Stalking Prevention Education Event. Join CARE, VOICES and our collaborators to learn what resources are available and what you can do to prevent stalking in our community!

Distinguished ladies tabling at SAAM fairLambda tabling at SAAM fair

April: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and is dedicated to raising awareness of sexual assault and learning how to prevent it. Be on the look out for CARE events and programs.

The Clothesline Project

A small exhibition by 31 survivors has expanded into a nationwide celebration of survivors and the ones that care about them. Join CARE to witness survivors' stories and decorate a shirt to share your own or a message of support.

Clothesline Project Shirts

Denim Day

What began as a protest to a court decision by the women of the Italian Parliament has evolved into an international campaign against Sexual Assault. Wear your jeans on denim day to stand in solidarity with survivors and let it be known that no one ever asks or deserves to be assaulted, no matter what they're wearing. 

Denim Jeans drawing for denim day

Changing the Rules

Changing the Rules is UC Merced's premiere Sexual Assault Awareness Month Tabling Fair. Join VOICES, the CARE Office and other student clubs, campus organizations, and community partners for a tabling fair of interactive activities to educate our campus community on how they can Change the Rules around sexual violence. Fabulous prizes will be awarded to students that complete a certain number of activities.

Kappa Sigma boys tabling

The Vagina Monologues

Performed in over 30 countries and in a multitude of languages, Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues is based on interviews with a diverse group of women. The monologues range from hilarious sexual encounters, to empowering realizations, to emotional stories of survival, and everywhere in between.

Vagina Monologue shirts

October: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Started in 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, DVAM is filled to the brim with fun CARE events and Programs!


Join CARE and Housing for this evening of entertainment and education! Learn how to recognize the signs of unhealthy and abusive relationships and what you can do to change the culture surrounding this crime.

Fair Ground booth demonstration

CARE'S Donation Drive for The Valley Crisis Center

Join CARE and show your support for survivors of domestic violence by sponsoring a CARE Box. Grab a box and fill it with essentials like new clothes and toiletries and add in a personal self-care item to really make someone's day! Donations benefit Valley Crisis Center's safe house.

DVAM Donation Drive box