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MEDIA ADVISORY – IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SACRAMENTO TAKE BACK THE NIGHT
39th Annual Rally and March

#WeMarchTogether #SacTBTN #BelieveSurvivors

Sacramento, CA – On Second Saturday, October 13, 2018 Sacramento’s 39th Annual Take Back the Night Rally and March will take place at the Sacramento Native American Health Center, Inc. (2020 J Street, Sacramento) from 5:30pm to 9:00pm. This event is aimed at empowering our community to resist and end sexual, gender-based, and all forms of violence through community-led action.

The Sacramento Take Back the Night event features three major components: A resource fair, featuring over 35 community organizations, a rally and a march. The rally will open with a Miwok Blessing and speakers include:

Anita Ross, Emcee: Women for Equality
Ebony Ava Harper: California Endowment
Eddie Carmona: PICO California
Jameer Sale: PSL
Desiree Rojas: Sacramento Labor Council For Latin American Advancement
Maggy Krell: Planned Parenthood
Kristen DiAngelo: Sex Worker’s Outreach Project – Sacramento
Elaine Whitefeather: A Community For Peace

Performers include:
Danzantes: Folklórico Dance
Kate Livoni: Folk Music
Nikki Jones: Spoken Word
Blyue Rose Dance Project: Dance
Tanya Faison & Brrazey Liberty: Music & Spoken Word
Fenix Drum: Music & Dance
Spacewalker: Folk/Soul/Synth Music

What: Sacramento’s 39th Annual Take Back the Night Rally & March
When: October 13th, 2018
Start Time: 5:30pm | March through Midtown: 8:30pm
Where: Sacramento Native American Health Center, Inc. (2020 J Street, Sacramento)
Facebook Event: www.facebook.com/events/192022234822450

At 8:00pm, we will take to the streets in peaceful protest – a tradition that has taken place in Sacramento since 1979! For many, the March is the highlight of the evening, as attendees walk through the night reclaiming the streets, which for many years have been a source of fear and violence.

Sacramento Take Back the Night is an empowering, community-based event which brings survivors and their loved ones, activists and community members alike, in a call to resist and end sexual, gender-based, and all forms of violence.

Get Involved! Volunteer//Donate//Raise Awareness! The event is entirely volunteer-run and not-for-profit event. Email [email protected] to get involved. Like and share the event on Facebook at @SacTakeBacktheNight

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ABOUT TAKE BACK THE NIGHT:
Take Back the Night is an international feminist tradition of marches and rallies to end violence, occurring around the world since 1976. That year, in Belgium, women attending the International Tribunal on Crimes Against Women marched together in solidarity, holding candles to protest the ways in which violence affects the lives of women worldwide.

ABOUT SACRAMENTO TAKE BACK THE NIGHT:
Sacramento Take Back the Night aims to resist and end sexual, gender-based, and all forms of violence through awareness-building, empowering survivors, and supporting organizations that provide services to survivors of violence. Take Back the Night works collaboratively with local organizations and service providers in furthering these efforts, year-round.

Sacramento Take Back the Night is the informal name of the “Northern California Association for Women Take Back the Night,” a volunteer-run, Sacramento-based 501(c)(3) non-profit. Sacramento Take Back the Night was organized to conduct activities for the purpose of educating the public on issues of violence against women.

DO WE STILL NEED TO TAKE BACK THE NIGHT? YES!

» 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 80-90% 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).

» FACT: Approximately 40% of California women will experience physical intimate partner violence in their lifetimes, (Women’s Health: Findings from the California Women’s Health Survey, 1997-2003. California Department of Health Services, Office of Women‘s Health. Sacramento, California, May 2006)

» FACT: Females aged 18-24 years are at the greatest risk of non-fatal intimate partner violence, (Women’s Health: Findings from the California Women’s Health Survey, 1997-2003. California Department of Health Services, Office of Women‘s Health. Sacramento, California, May 2006)

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