Take Back the Night/Bike Back the Night

Take Back the Night/Bike Back the Night

Date(s) - 04/25/2013
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 101 Parkway North
1825 SW Broadway --Portland

In celebration of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Portland Women’s Crisis Line and Portland State University’s Women’s Resource Center will be collaborating to host Take Back the Night/Bike Back the Night on April 25th, 2013. This year, our theme is Military Sexual Trauma: Break the Silence. TBTN/BBTN seeks to end sexual violence in all of its forms including sexual assault, sexual abuse, dating violence, and domestic violence. Our goal is to create safe communities and respectful relationships through awareness events and initiatives.

We invite you to become part of the solution and break the silence about sexual violence in our communities. The event will include an empowering rally, music, guest speakers, a choice of march or bike ride, a survivor speak out, and a unifying vigil.

Our first speaker is from Basic Rights Oregon and will share us information about interpersonal violence and the LGBTQ community. In addition, our keynote speaker, Dr. Rebecca Hannagan, a visiting Associate Professor of Political Science and an affiliate faculty member of the Center for Women, Politics & Policy, will inform us about the issue of military sexual trauma. One in three women in the armed forces will be raped during her service. Men also experience higher rates of sexual violence in the military.

For more information, contact:

Portland State University’s Women’s Resource Center: www.wrc.pdx.edu
Portland Women’s Crisis Line: http://pwcl.org/
Take Back the Night history: http://www.takebackthenight.org/index.html

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