REMINDER: BENEFIT CONCERT

Join us for an awesome night of music and good company to raise money for this year’s Sacramento Women Take Back the Night Rally and March.

DATE: Thursday, September 27

TIME: 8pm

LOCATION: Barfly at 1119 21st Street in Sacramento.

TICKETS: $5 – $25 sliding scale.

Music from:

DER SPAZM
PLAYBOY SCHOOL
CAVE WOMEN
VERBATIM (Hot Pot Studios)
DJ: THE MASTER SYSTEM

All proceeds go to support the 2012 Sacramento Women Take Back the Night Rally and March on Second Saturday October 13. We are an entirely not-for-profit event to end violence against women and take back the streets!

Join the Facebook Event HERE.

Can’t make it? You can still donate.  And please invite your friends!

2012 Rally Volunteers Needed

Sacramento Women Take Back the Night is recruiting volunteers for the October 13th Rally. It will be an evening of remembrance, celebration, and action to stand against all forms of violence against women and children.

A Volunteer Orientation will be held in the parking lot of the Sacramento Native American Health Center at 2020 J Street (the site where the event will be held) from 3-4 pm on Sunday October 7th. After the orientation we will have a BBQ/Button-Making Party to prepare for the event.

Please read through the volunteer position descriptions and shifts below.  Respond to [email protected] with all positions and shifts you can commit to, as well as any preferences or limitations you may have. Please include your name, phone number, and email:

Shifts: Set up 3pm-5pm, Rally 5pm-8pm, March 8pm-9pm, Take Down 8pm-10pm 
 
Security Volunteers:
* Ensure a safe space for all event participants and attendees
* Be a visible presence at the rally and respond to any disturbances
* Accompany the march staggered throughout the group of marchers and respond to any disturbances
* Support volunteers during set up and take down
 
March Monitors:
* Ensure a safe space for all event participants and attendees
* Set up the location for the event by assembling tables and chairs, hanging signs, and marking march route (10+)
* Hand out programs during the rally
* Pass the hat during the rally
* Accompany the march staggered throughout the group of marchers and encourage and support participants to TAKE BACK THE NIGHT!
* Keep marchers on sidewalks and assist across streets
* Take down all tables, chairs, and signs, put away supplies, throw away trash (non-marching)

To join us and for more information, please contact Sunny at [email protected]

2012 Press Release Now Available

PDF version available HERE.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Nicola Hil
Email: [email protected]
www.sactakebackthenight.org

SACRAMENTO WOMEN TAKE BACK THE NIGHT
33rd Annual Rally and March

 Sacramento, CA (September 19, 2012) –  The 33rd annual Sacramento Women Take Back the Night(WTBN) Rally and March will be held on October 13, 2012 in Midtown Sacramento at the Sacramento Native American Health Center parking lot at 2020 J Street.  The purpose of the event is to take action against domestic violence and sexual assault, celebrate women and girls, and support survivors.
 
The evening will include: a Resource Fair with representatives from Sacramento’s violence prevention community; a Rally including musical entertainment, dynamic community speakers, and a survivor speak-out; and the Take Back the Night March through the Midtown area.
 
EVENT SCHEDULE
·         5:30pm: Resource Fair (over 25 local organizations present)
·         6pm-8pm: Rally on event stage
·         8pm: Take Back the Night March
 
ADDITIONAL EVENT INFORMATION
Activities for children provided by Art Beast (http://www.artbeaststudio.com).
Remarks by Maryanne Henke of Sacramento Women Take Back the Night, Jodi Hicks of the California Medical Association, Rico Ozaki of My Sister’s House, Mandy Taylor of the WEAVE Speaker’s Bureau.

Performances by local band Der Spazm, self-defense instructor Midge Marino, Get Your Feet Wet Productions, spoken word artist Jovi Radtke, Step 1 Dance and Fitness, and Sacramento Taiko Dan.

ATTENDANCE
In 2011, the 32nd annual Sacramento WTBN Rally and March engaged over 500 attendees with over 150 people participating in the march.  This year’s WTBN Rally and March will again draw a significant crowd during the busy Second Saturday evening.  Sacramento WTBN is well-known in the Sacramento anti-violence community with a history of organizing successful rallies and events.  
 
ABOUT SACRAMENTO WOMEN TAKE BACK THE NIGHT
WTBN events have been held in Sacramento since 1979. The event is organized entirely by volunteers, with active participation from many community-based organizations.  The march is the highlight of the evening when women walk through the night and reclaim the streets, which for many years have been sources of fear and violence. A crucial aspect of WTBN is the safe space it provides for survivors of domestic and sexual violence to come forward with testimonials.  The Sacramento event also provides activities for children and encourages men to become actively involved in the fight against violence.  Take Back the Night is an empowering event that brings survivors, supporters, activists, and community leaders together in a call to end violence against women.
 
Sacramento WTBN is an entirely volunteer-run, 501(c)(3) nonprofit. As an organization, Sacramento WTBN is active year-round as a grass-roots organizer of and participant in awareness-building events.  For two years, Sacramento WTBN has organized V-Day Sacramento, a community production of “The Vagina Monologues” that occurs in the spring.  Since 2011, V-Day Sacramento has raised over $31,000, which went to support organizations that work to end violence against women and girls.  For more information visit: www.sactakebackthenight.org.

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