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Rally Lineup for 40th Annual Sacramento Take Back the Night

Check out the incredible lineup for tomorrow’s event! The evening kicks off at 6:00 p.m. in the parking lot of 2020 J Street. You can find more details on FB: https://bit.ly/2B0fc9l

 

Sacramento’s 40th Annual Take Back the Night Rally & March

40 years of resisting sexual, gender-based, and ALL forms of violence through community-led action.

Sacramento’s 40th Annual Take Back the Night Rally & March

Second Saturday, October 12, 2019
Start: 6:00pm | March: 8:30pm (final timeframe TBD)
Sacramento Native American Health Center
2020 J Street, Sacramento, 95814
GET INVOLVED!

Sacramento’s 40th Annual Take Back the Night Rally & March will take place on Second Saturday, October 12th at the Sacramento Native American Health Center (SNAHC). The event will include a Resource Fair with more than 40 community organizations; a Rally featuring diverse, mission-driven leaders, speakers, performers and survivors; and a March through Midtown in protest of the many ways that violence and oppression continue to impact our lives. ​

The Annual Rally & March is FREE and open to all ages and gender identities, and includes an annual community project (2018 project pictured), activities for kids, and encourages allies to be active in resisting sexual, gender-based, and all forms of violence.

Take Back the Night events have been held annually in Sacramento since 1979 as part of an international feminist tradition of rallies and marches organized around the world for more than 40 years.

Come out, bring your friends and family for an incredible night of activism, energy, and commitment to end sexual, gender-based, and ALL forms of violence!

40th Anniversary Activities & Events:

  • 8/31 – 9/2 | Chalk it Up  Sacramento
  • September 3 | 40 Days of Activism
  • September 6 | Konsensual Karaoke II
  • September | Film Screening: I am Evidence

​Meet Violeta Gonzalez, 40th Anniversary Rally & March Chair

Why do you Take Back the Night (TBTN)?

I take back the night to provide a space for survivors and allies to connect and empower. I take back the night for myself and those who feel powerless, afraid, or confused about how to heal and find justice.

I grew up in a household and culture that did not value women – we were “there to serve”, to be quiet. I want to make sure that my young nieces know that it’s never okay for someone to disrespect or dismiss you because of your gender, race/ethnicity, how you present your body, or express your sexuality. I take back the night for my mom, who was silenced and dismissed and believed it was just the way things were.

I am proud to be a part of the legacy of Sacramento’s Take Back the Night. I am humbled to work alongside the committed activists who work tirelessly on this and so many other social change movements. I take back the night because I will not stay quiet, and although there have been some gains in the last 40 years, it feels like it’s always two steps forward and three steps back. That’s why I take back the night.

I invite anyone who wants to be part of this movement to join the organizing committee – your community needs you!!!