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35th Annual Sacramento Women Take Back the Night!

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On October 11th, Sacramento is taking to the streets for the 35th Annual Sacramento Women Take Back the Night! 

The 2014 Rally and March will be an evening of remembrance, celebration, and action to stand against all forms of violence against women and children. 

When: October 11th (Second Saturday)
Start Time: Resource Fair &  Rally: 5:00pm | March through Midtown: 8:00pm
Location: Sacramento Native American Health Center, Inc.– 2020 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

This is a FREE event – open to anyone interested in taking a stand to end violence against women.

At 5pm, the Resource Fair will kick-off the evening with information and resource tables staffed by our local co-sponsors, and will continue throughout the Rally to provide information about the crucial services offered in our community.

In celebration of Sacramento’s 35th Anniversary, we have an incredible Rally line-up – FEATURING: music by Keep it Lit and the Skanks Roots Project; remarks and emceeing by Keyko Torres-Oki | Performances by Sacramento Taiko Dan, Century Got Bars, Jovi Radtke, HK Poet, KC Shane, Ike Torres, Alejandra Fernandez-Garcia, Amber Lee of “Accordion Babes”, Fong Tran, Tanya Azari, and self-defense instructor and founder of Trade Your Fear for Anger, Midge Marino | Featured Speakers: Gayle Pitman, Ph.D., Author and Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies at Sacramento City College, and Shaina Brown of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) | Survivor Speak-out | Community Art Project and more!

At 8pm, we will March through Midtown in protest of violence against women – a tradition that has taken place in Sacramento since 1979!

Come out, bring your friends and family for an incredible night of activism, energy, and commitment to end all forms of violence against women!

WTBN full-page flyer here

For more info, contact: [email protected]

Women’s Self-Defense Workshop

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Sacramento Women Take Back the Night is excited to partner with Midge Marino of Trade Your Fear for Anger (TYFFA) and My Studio to offer TWO Women’s Self-Defense Workshops on Saturday, April 26th at My Studio!

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REGISTER HERE!

While self-defense cannot guarantee that you will not be assaulted, it provides important education and options that can help to increase awareness and personal safety. One of the best tools of self-defense is understanding rape culture and raising awareness of common misconceptions and realities of sexual assault.

Did You Know?

FACT: 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men will experience sexual assault in their lifetime. Further, 80% of female victims of rape experienced their first rape before the age of 25 and almost half experience their first rape before age 18, (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey. 2010).

FACT: Approximately 80% of rapes are committed by someone the victim knows – a friend, acquaintance, family member, or even intimate partner, (U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Statistics 1997 Sex Offenses and Offenders Study. 1997).

FACT: 9 out of 10 rape victims are female, (U.S. Department of Justice. 2003 National Crime Victimization Survey. 2003).

Learn more at the upcoming WOMEN’S SELF-DEFENSE WORKSHOP!

34th Annual Sacramento Women Take Back the Night Rally and March

Join us as we take to the streets and take back the night! The 2013 Rally and March will be an evening of remembrance, celebration, and action to stand against all forms of violence against women and children.

When: October 12th (Second Saturday) | Start Time: 5:30pm
Location: Sacramento Native American Health Center | 2020 J Street, Sacramento, CA

Resource Fair: 5:30pm
Rally: 6:00pm
March: 8:00pm

The resource fair will begin at 5:30pm with information tables staffed by our local co-sponsors and will continue throughout the Rally to provide information about the crucial services offered in our community. The Rally will kick-off at 6pm and include a survivor speak-out, dynamic speakers on the topic of violence against women, dance, spoken word, and music. At 8pm we will take to the streets in protest- a tradition that has been held in Sacramento since 1979.

Remarks by emcee Keyko Torres-Oki; Camille Hayes, author of “Get Out of My Crotch”, Nichoel Menicucci of WEAVE, Elizabet Medina of Opening Doors.

Performances by Jenn Rogar, Mallory Fites of WORD (Women Organized to Resist and Defend), Get Your Feet Wet Productions, self-defense instructor Midge Marino, Sacramento Taiko Dan and more!

Come out and bring your friends and family for an incredible night of activism, energy, and commitment to end all forms of violence against women and girls!

In 2012, the 33rd 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.

For more info, contact: [email protected]