5th Annual Take Back the Night — Metropolis, IL

Fifth Annual Take Back The Night March and Rally to be hosted by A Community of Women, Inc. and Guardian Family Services. The event will be held Thursday, October 4, 2012. The march will start at 6:30 p.m. from Guardian Family Services, 117 West 10th Street, Metropolis, Illinois to the Massac County Courthouse at Superman Square. If you are unable to attend the march, we will gather at the Courthouse for an evening of inspiration and empowerment. Speakers will be Jane Etheridge, Director of MSU Women’s Center; Regina Varvel, Survivor; and Samuel “Snacks” Hawkins, Spoken Word poet.Take Back The Night is an event held by organizations dedicated to helping women achieve safety and empowerment. However, this night is not for women only. We encourage men, women, and children of all ages to attend. Violence is a dark part of society that affects us all.

Take Back The Night seeks to end sexual violence in all of its forms including sexual assault, sexual abuse, dating violence, and domestic violence. These events empower survivors (men, women and children) in the healing process and reminds us all of our responsibility in bringing about change. Take Back The Night’s goal is to create safe communities, raise awareness, and take back our streets.

In case of rain, the ceremony will be held in the large courtroom at the Massac County Courthouse.

Please come and join us. One voice becoming many can make our homes and streets safe again. Together we can make a difference.

For more information, contact Denese Peebles at (270)519-7988, Rita Gower at (618)524-4357, or acommunityofwomeninc@gmail.com. You can also check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/communityofwomen or Guardian Family Sevices’ website at http://guardianfamilyservices.net/.

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