TUCSON COMMUNITY AND CAMPUS JOIN FORCES TO “TAKE BACK THE NIGHT”by Hot Off The Press (Release) on Mar. 20, 2012, under Press Releases
TUCSON, AZ (MARCH 6, 2012) – For the
first time in eight years the University of Arizona and the Tucson community will come together to host a joint “Take Back The Night” event. On April 10th,
2012, the collaborative “Take Back The Night” will be held in Geronimo Plaza (Geronimo Center A, Euclid Avenue and University Boulevard) from 5:30pm-8pm.
“Take Back The Night” is an annual event to speak out and raise awareness against sexual violence and provide support to survivors. The first “Take Back The Night” took place in the United States in the 1970s, and annually people in cities worldwide continue to host marches, rallies, and performances.
Tucson’s “Take Back The Night” will begin with two rallies that unite at Geronimo Plaza. Events in the Plaza start at 5:30pm and feature Keynote Speaker UA adjunct faculty member Dr. Frank Galarte, as well as dance and performance artists, speakers, singers, a resource fair, and the opportunity for survivors to share their stories.
Come out and support your community in taking a stand against sexual violence. “Take Back The Night” is free and open to all ages. For more information about the rally starting time and locations, or about the TBTN event, please visit the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/TBTN.Tucson.
Take Back The Night 2012 is sponsored by:
The Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault, UA Campus Health Service Oasis Program Against Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence, Fluxx Studio and Gallery, The Pima County Attorney’s Office, Our Family Services, the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation, Wingspan, UA Pride Alliance, UA LGBTQ Affairs, UA Women’s Resource Center, UA Panhellenic, UA Interfraternity Council, Esperanza Dance Project, Marshall Foundation, Students Against Domestic Violence, UA Dean of Students, Bens Bells, and other community partners.
About Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault
Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault, a member of Arizona’s Children Association family of agencies, is a non-profit organization that offers a full range of services to victims of sexual assault in Pima County and throughout Southern Arizona. It is SACASA’s mission to reduce the trauma and incidence of sexual assault by providing treatment and promoting prevention of sexual abuse, incest, molestation and rape. We provide a safe place for survivors to gain strength, learn coping skills, and develop trusting, caring relationships. Visit www.sacasa.orgfor more information.
For more information and to get involved, contact:
Stephanie Arendt, Senior Prevention Educator
Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault
Telephone Number: 520-327-1171 x1975
Email Address: email@example.com