Monday, April 07, 2008

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Take Back the Night
Friday, April 25, 2008 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Portland
Location TBA

Portland's 27th annual Take Back the Night Rally will take place Friday, April 25th, from 6:00 to around 8:00 p.m.The program this year begins with a rally, followed by a march through Portland's Old Port, live music, and a Speak-Out for survivors and those who care about them.

This is an opportunity to speak out about how sexual assault has affected their lives.

Take Back the Night is not a women-only event. Statistics show that 1in 4 women and 1 in 6 men will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime, and men are encouraged to attend as survivors and as concerned others.

Current statistics show that:

1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime

1 in 2 rape victims is under 18 and 1 in 6 is under 12

women aged 16-25 are 3 times more likely to be raped than other women

alcohol is involved in 90% of all sexual assaults

Clearly, sexual violence affects all of us. Each of us is a survivor, loved one, co-worker, family member, or a concerned other. This event helps to break the silence that surrounds sexual assault and promote healing for those whose lives have been impacted by it. Come to participate or help as a volunteer!Email infosars@sarsonline.org if you would like to be involved in this event!

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