Due to the realities and dangers of COVID-19, it is with a heavy heart that we announce that Take Back the Night’s annual in-person event is cancelled. This is the first time in the history of the event that this has happened and we did not come to this decision lightly. We live in solidarity with survivors and those currently in unsafe positions during the on-going collective trauma of the pandemic and the ways shelter-in-place and quarantine exacerbates both triggers and possible danger. We are available as a resource during this time and offer up the COVID-19 resource guide that we put together with our community partners that participated in our virtual anniversary event in April. All donations that we received to put on this annual event will directly go to next year’s event and we remain grateful for your continuous support; we look forward to next year when we can gather, process, support one another, and heal in a way that is safe for us all.
With Love, The Take Back the Night Organizing Team
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TAKE BACK THE NIGHT PHILLY – 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY LIVE EVENT!
TBTN Philly is having a Live event this Thursday April 30th at 8 pm!!
We will be talking about support & resources for Survivors of violences and all people in general who are currently dealing with increased stress and decreased safety due to the #COVID19 pandemic crisis and how #socialdistancing and #shelterinplace is effecting mental health & survivor safety. Click on our Zoom link on the March to End Rape Culture Facebook page (linked below), if you don’t want to participate but want to watch and listen, watch live on the Facebook link below! We are here, we care, we support you, and we hope to see you !
#youarenotalone #alonetogether #tbtnphilly #survivorsupport
The March to End Rape Culture will host our webinar on their Facebook page…Click the link on Thursday to join us…
A MESSAGE FROM OUR FOUNDER….
this year’s Take Back the Night Philly was one of the biggest, most beautiful, intensely powerful, intentional, and connecting ones to date. each year seems to grow & become more inclusive and more amazing than the last. in our seventh year, we doubled our supporting organizations, our number of marchers & “Bust the Myths” participants, and the number of brave, strong, brilliant people who risked their vulnerability & their silence and traded it for safety and support; i am truly humbled and inspired by your strength & your stories of struggle, survival, resiliency, unpacking, reclaiming, & growth.
thank you to all who came out and participated, who spoke & shared, who made signs and art, gave donations, promoted & shared about it, bought t-shirts, and supported and created a safer space for each other. you made your burden and the burdens of others a little less heavy with your presence. 5 hours of powerful humans sharing their stories and energy and lives together. thank you all for supporting my and your ever-changing, always evolving process.
it means more than you could ever know.
honesty. passion. love.
support. brutality. resistance.
resiliency. growth. unlearning.
unpacking. believing. seeing.
growing. hearing. healing.
community. bonding. vulnerability.
boldly and bravely believing this life can be more.
building power through presence and intention.
you are strength. you are power. you are loved.
thank you for believing and manifesting that this world can be stronger, better, and safer for survivors. thank you for trusting our organization, our dedicated volunteers & organizers, and the safer space we created, to share with us and grow with us.
please take care of yourself in the weeks to come. process, write, run, purge, sleep, eat well, exercise, draw, yell, share more – do whatever you need to do to feel safe, seen, heard, and supported. talk with your friends and loves about your experiences listening & sharing and feel free to write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any feedback, questions, comments, concerns, excitements, or other thoughts you have.
we hope to see you – and five of your friends – next year.
keep loving. keep fighting.
- amanda spitfire.
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