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Take Back the Night 2019

April 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

 

It’s almost time for the 30th Anniversary of Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky Take Back the Night. Take Back the Night (TBTN) seeks to end sexual violence in all its forms including sexual assault, sexual abuse, and incest. TBTN empowers survivors in the healing process, honors those who have not survived, and inspires responsibility in us all. The goal of TBTN is to create safe communities and respectful relationships through awareness events and initiatives.

Take Back the Night is free to the public and will occur on Thursday, April 11th from 6pm-9pm at Goebel Park. This year?s theme is ?We Believe You?, which is particularly important with the growing movement of survivors coming forward to share their experiences.? The event kicks off at 6:00pm with music, resource tables, and art supplies for survivors to share their story through our clothesline project.

There will be three speakers this year to share how sexual assault has affected their communities, the importance of believing survivors, and how we can work together to end sexual violence.

  • Pamela Pitts also known as Pamela the Inspirationalist is the Founder of L’BAE (Living Blessed & Empowered) Studio 1 LLC Lifestyle Brand where she provides education to the community in order to promote Inspiration, Motivation and a Positive Mindset! (http://www.lbaeinspire.net/about.html)
  • Tim’m West is an educator, poet, youth advocate, and Hip Hop artist who has, for decades, traveled the nation speaking about issues at the intersection of race, gender, sexuality, and social justice. (https://www.braveeducator.com)
  • Gretchen Hunt heads the Office of Victims Advocacy with the KY Office of the Attorney General, where she helped to found the Survivors Council, the first of its kind nationally. She has advocated for the rights of victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and human trafficking for the past 18 years.

In addition to the speakers, there will be musical performances by Toby Christensen, MUSE-Cincinnati?s Women?s Choir, Kyla Mainous, and Kelly Red.? Activities will include a march around Covington, on-site counselors and a speak-out for survivors.? The event concludes with a candlelight vigil.? Speaking portions of the event will be interpreted into American Sign Language and Spanish.

This year?s co-chairs are Em Joy and Heather Glenn-Gunnarson.

For more information visit www.cincynkytbtn.org ?or? https://www.facebook.com/cincynkytbtn

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Date:
April 11, 2019
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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