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As part of this year’s theme “Healing Through Storytelling,” below is the account of a Collective member sharing why she Takes Back The Night. If you’d like to answer Susanna’s call to listen and speak out, please join us on April 28th. If you’d like to share your story and be featured in a blog…
My name is Katie. I’m this year’s Take Back The Night Intern. I decided that I needed to be an activist when I first read Sojourner Truth’s Ain’t I A Woman speech in 11th grade history. Also what happened when I was in high school: SlutWalks came to the US, politicians debate on “legitimate rape,”…
Take Back the Night 2017: “Healing Through Storytelling” This year’s Take Back The Night theme is Healing Through Storytelling. We chose this theme after a couple weeks of discussion on what we really wanted to focus on and what TBTN meant to us. Through the Collective meetings, we agreed that it was important for us…
Please join us in welcoming our 4 new staff to our agency. Similar to what we did in January, we will have light refreshments and it will be informal. If you can make it, please do! It was nice for everyone to just do a quick meet and greet and I think helped ease the ackwardness/anxiety that can happen we joining a new agency.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) and a time for our community to learn more, become engaged in prevention, to honor victims and support survivors. The Advocacy Center recognizes this month and encourages our community to attend in our campaigns.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and a time for our community to learn more, become engaged in prevention, to honor victims and support survivors. The Advocacy Center recognizes this month and encourages our community to attend in our campaigns and events.
Take Back the Night is an event that brings together our community including the local campuses, youth and organizations to march, rally and speak out against sexual and domestic violence. The Advocacy Center organizes a collective of individuals that help shape and coordinate all aspects of the event. To learn more about joining the collective or attending the event, visit: ithacatbtn.weebly.com
Know more to help more
A first step in creating a safer community where survivors can get help is to learn more about abuse. We all have a role in ending domestic and sexual violence.