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April 22, 2016

March with Take Back the Night during Sexual Assault Awareness Month

After, survivors will share their experiences

In conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a movement to end sexual violence and to educate communities, the Philly coalition of the organization Take Back the Night will host a citywide march. Take Back the Night aims to break the silence on sexual and domestic abusive.

Four marches will begin at various points throughout the city at 6 p.m. and converge at the First Unitarian Church at 2125 Chestnut Street.

Here are the starting points:

•North Point: Meet at the intersection of Twenty-Second and Fairmount streets

•South Point: Meet at the intersection of Twenty-First and Washington streets

•East point: Meet at the intersection of Twelfth and Walnut Streets

•West Point: Meet at the intersection of Fortieth and Chestnut Streets

Once at the church, there will be a rally and "Bust the Myths" discussion. The event will continue inside the church, where survivors and supporters are encouraged to share their experiences. That portion of the night will last until 10:30 p.m.

The night will end with a candle vigil and resources for survivors will be set up by supporting organizations for attendees.

Take Back the Night March

Thursday, April 28
6 p.m. to 10:45 p.m. | Free