Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 1, 2016

Contact: Tina LeMoine
[email protected]
www.sactakebackthenight.org

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SACRAMENTO TAKE BACK THE NIGHT
37th Annual Rally and March
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Sacramento, CA – The 37th annual Sacramento Take Back the Night (TBTN) Rally and March will take place on Second Saturday, October 8, 2016, at the Sacramento Native American Health Center – 2020 J Street, Sacramento, CA. The purpose of Sacramento Take Back the Night is to raise awareness and educate the public on issues of sexual and gender-based violence and to support and empower survivors. The event is free, and open to anyone interested in taking a stand to end community violence.

The Resource Fair will kick-off the evening at 5:00pm 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.  Represented organizations include the California Nurses Association, the Los Rios College Federation of Teachers, WEAVE, My Sister’s House, Sacramento Native American Health Center, Inc., Planned Parenthood, Gender Health Center, Women’s Health Specialists, California Victim Compensation Board, Community Against Sexual Harm (CASH), Lavender Library (LLACE), League of Women Voters of Sacramento County, NAMI California, Opening Doors, AAUW Sacramento, Brown Berets de SacrAztlán, PFLAG Sacramento, Sacramento LGBT Community Center, Shifa Community Clinic, Shingle Springs Tribal TANF, Soroptimist International of Sacramento South, Inc., Stand Up Placer, UC Davis Center for Advocacy Resources and Education, and V-Day Sacramento.

Beginning at 5:30pm, we have an incredible Rally line-up – featuring emcee Violeta Gonzales, a blessing by Danzantes, music by Veins to Wires, dancing and drumming performances by Shelly Leigh and Fenix Drum and Dance; speakers from Black Lives Matter Sacramento, Planned Parenthood, the Brown Berets, the Labor Council For Latin American Advancement, My Sister’s House and community activist Maile Hampton; spoken word performances by Kamila Baker and Ike Torres; survivor speak out and community art projects including body acceptance performance art, and more!
At 8:00pm, we will take to the streets in protest – 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 sexual and gender-based violence.

Sacramento TBTN is well-known in the Sacramento anti-violence community with a history of organizing successful rallies and events. For the past 37 years, our signature Take Back the Night Rally and March has united hundreds of Sacramento’s leaders, business owners, service providers, and community members in taking action to end sexual and gender-based violence, with hundreds participating in the annual march through Midtown. Sacramento’s 37th Take Back the Night Rally and March will again draw a significant crowd during the busy Second Saturday evening.

Get Involved! The 37th Annual Sacramento Take Back the Night Rally and March is just around the corner! This is a volunteer-run and not-for-profit event and we need your help! Help us spread the word! Bring a friend, or volunteer. Like and share the event on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SacTakeBacktheNight

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About Sacramento Take Back the Night
Sacramento Take Back the Night (TBTN) is an entirely volunteer-run, 501(c)(3) nonprofit. As an organization, Sacramento TBTN is active year-round as a grass-roots organizer of and participant in awareness-building events.

Our annual Sacramento Take Back the Night event brings survivors, supporters, activists, and community leaders together in a call to end sexual and gender-based violence. The event is organized entirely by volunteers, with active participation from many community-based organizations.  The march is the highlight of the evening when we walk through the night and reclaim the streets, which for many years have been sources of fear and violence. A crucial aspect of TBTN 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 everyone to become actively involved in the fight against violence.  Take Back the Night events have been held in Sacramento since 1979. For more information visit: www.sactakebackthenight.org.

A project of the Northern California Association for Women Take Back the Night