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I understand that during these tough economic times, it is becoming ever more difficult to support all the requests that are put upon you for charitable contributions. However, I URGE you to support an event highlighting the INJUSTICE of Sexual Violence affecting our community.
"Take Back the Night" is an interactive event taking place on April 27, 2014 at CURTIS HIXON PARK in DOWNTOWN TAMPA. "Take Back the Night is presented by the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay in collaboration with the Sexual Violence Task Force of Tampa Bay.
MASTERS OF CEREMONY
*Lissette Campos, WFTS-TV Positively Tampa Bay (TBD) *Brendan McLaughlin, WFTS-TV ABC Action News (TBD).
ALL are invited to show your support. "TAKE BACK THE NIGHT" is interactive event that creates awareness, empowers survivors, and educates the community about sexual violence. Together we empower survivors, celebrate freedom and embrace resiliency.
4:00 PM *Resource & Children's Fair *Clothesline Project *
6:00 PM *Ceremony *Charlie Hounchell
Community Advocate Award * Pledge against Violence
7:00 PM* Empowerment
March *Candlelight Vigil *Sharing Hope Survivor Speak-Out Special
Speakers, Candlelight Vigil, Empowerment March, Men's Pledge, Survivor
Speakout, Live Music and tons more!
Wear teal and raise your VOICE against sexual violence and join us for this AMAZING event! Over 85 organizations participating! Please invite your friends, family and people you know, together our voice is our strength. We need your support.
Take Back the Night began for the U.S. in the 1970s to shed light on the ever-present threat of sexual violence that surrounds women, symbolized in the inability to walk alone at night without fear.
Sexual violence is a widespread issue affecting all populations regardless of gender, race, age or socioeconomic status.
I believe these statistics will shock you.
According to RAINN (The Rape Abuse Incest Network):
1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime.
About 3% of American men — or 1 in 33 — have experienced an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime.
*9 of every 10 rape victims were female in 2003 and 44% of victims were under the age of 18. - RAINN
*The majority of sexual assaults are not reported to police with 54% being left still unreported.
Factoring in reported rapes, only 3% or rapists will serve a day in prison. - RAINN
Let's reduce these statistics!
APRIL IS SEXUAL VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH, and the Sexual Violence Task Force of Tampa Bay is dedicated to the mobilization of the community proclaiming that this violence is unacceptable! We invite you to join us for Take Back the Night: Together We Empower and help create an environment filled with hope, healing and freedom from violence.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR DONATIONS
Donations can be made via CHECK or CREDIT CARD to make a donation by credit card simply click on the donate button on the top of this page. To pay by check, make your checks payable to: Crisis Center of Tampa Bay c/o Take Back The Night Mail to: One Crisis Center Plaza, Tampa, FL 33613-1238 Attention: Amanda Brennan. In the memo line please enter the address for this site: https://www.causes.com/campaigns/1085-raise-money-for-tbtn-2014
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