Take Back the Night 2015 Phoenix

We don’t hear enough from sexual assault and domestic violence survivors. According to the Department of Public Safety, every 22 minutes in Arizona, a person becomes a victim of a violent crime. We all know one. Here is our opportunity to hear their voices. Join us in becoming part of the solution at this year’s Take Back the Night.

Take Back the Night is a global grassroots movement uniting communities to speak out against all forms of sexual and domestic violence. Any and all persons can be targeted by violence. This year in Arizona, we are working to change the culture in our community by educating and advocating for those most at risk. As a border state and home of two Pac-12 schools, victims of sexual and domestic violence in Arizona face unique sets of barriers for seeking and receiving aid. With education, support, and resources, we can empower survivors and end cycles that perpetuate violence.

On April 3, 2015, the Trauma Healing Services department of La Frontera Arizona/EMPACT-SPC will be hosting Take Back the Night at the Civic Space Park in downtown Phoenix from 5:00pm-9:00pm. The event is free and open to the community. Agencies from the community will be tabling to provide information and outreach. Survivors and supporters will be able to express themselves via designing t-shirts and posters relating their story and their messages of support. The schedule includes yoga and mindfulness demonstrations, live music, food trucks, a candlelight vigil with survivor storytelling, and a rally through First Fridays to raise awareness.

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