Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Take Back the Night Tucson

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.

To stay updated on events during Sexual Assault Awareness Month, April 2012, visit www.sacasa.org/upcomingevents.htm.