Take Back The Night March & Rally

Thursday, November 9, 7 pm
Olde Pickerington Village Gazebo (Downtown Pickerington, Ohio)
Organized by Ohio University Pickerington Women’s Studies students & Pickerington community members

Take Back The Night March & Rally … To Recognize… The Memory of Victims and the Spirit of Survivors by raising awareness about the continuing violence in our community against women and children. Speakers: Becky Saunders, Ohio Univ. Lancaster; Peggy White, “the Story Of Julie Popovich” by her mother; Brenda Layman, “The Community of Sisters”; … and others…
Bring a friend! For more info, call 740-536-7324 OR 614-736-6545 (Pam)

TBTN flyer

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*”Take Back The Night” Event Set in Pickerington*
Violence against women and children will be the focus of “Take Back the Night,” a special event being held locally to acknowledge the issue of continuing violence. On November 9, 2006, at 7 p.m., men, women, and children from the Franklin-Fairfield County area are invited to gather for a rally and candlelight vigil at the Olde Pickerington Village Gazebo in downtown Pickerington for the first local “Take Back the Night” celebration.

Activities for the evening will include speakers, a candlelight march, music, and dramatic readings. The main speaker is Peggy White, who will share the story of her daughter, Julie Popovich. Julie, a
Reynoldsburg native and 20 year old model, was abducted from a local hangout in August 2005, and murdered. Her body was found in September last year near Hoover Dam. Her mother will share her experiences, or Lessons Learned, as a victim of violence. Becky Saunders, an Instructor at Ohio University Lancaster, will discuss being a survivor of violence. Brenda Layman, a Grief Counselor, will talk about “The Community of Sisters.” Other speakers, such as Bren Trantina, Linda Hughes, Tiffiani Beavers, and Stephanie Jackson, will discuss the local problems of violence, share readings of strength and empowerment, and give insights and ideas for empowerment.
Immediately following the program, a special candlelight procession will move through the town square to symbolically take back the night in which women and children are afraid to walk. The purpose is to honor the memory of victims and the spirit of survivors by raising awareness. The public is invited to participate.

This event is a collaborative effort, between students at Ohio University Pickerington in the Women’s Studies program and the Pickerington community, to take a stand against violence.

Take Back the Night began in New York City in 1973 as an effort to break the silence that enables violence to continue. Violence has become a part of our daily existence, touching every generation, race, and social stratum. By bringing women together, it enables women to
empower one another through shared experiences instead of remaining isolated and powerless. “We take back the night to begin a new day,” says one organizer.
Contact: Pamela Kaylor, Ph.D. (740) 536-7324 or (614) 736-6545

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  1. […] children are invited to gather for a rally and candlelight vigil in downtown Pickerington for the second local “Take Back the Night”celebration. Sign interpreters will be available for the […]

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