Update on our North Point meet up in regards to the NFL Draft and street closures:

North Point at 22nd & Fairmount in terms of meet up time & place, will remain the same as planned!  North point people should meet up at 22nd & Fairmount at 5:45 pm and our organizers assigned to that point will lead you in a small detour to avoid the street closures for the Draft. We will most likely be walking 2-3 blocks east to avoid the closures, before heading toward Center City. Your march point people will have a plan on the day of the event but please still meet at 22nd & Fairmount at 5:45 pm for North Point!!
 
Thank you,
TBTN Organizing Committee

 

TBTN Organizers on Sex with Timaree Podcast

Take Back the Night organizers talk with Dr. Timaree Schmit about the history, education, myth busting, and day of logistics of Philly’s TBTN.  Listen below:

Consent Video from Brown University

This is a pretty awesome, clear, informative video on “What is Consent”?

Some Highlights:
“Consent IS:
Active, not Passive.  
Fully engaged, and not just going along with it, 
Positively & clearly communicating intent. 

Consent is NOT:
Silence, 
“I don’t know if I want to”
If my partner is intoxicated or under the influence
If there is an absence of yes. 

How do you ask for consent?
Can I kiss you?
Is this okay?
Are you comfortable with this?
What do you like?

Its ALWAYS better to know you have consent and know what the person you are with likes and doesn’t like, then to run the risk of hurting, disrespecting, or triggering the person you are with. 
Educate yourself and your friends on the intricacies of CONSENT.

Original article can be found here

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: April 23, 2015!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: April 23, 2015!

Join us in strengthening the 5th Annual Philly Take Back the Night!!!

Calling all communities to unite and take a stand against domestic and sexual violence! 
• March to take back the streets starting at one of four locations heading to the First Unitarian Church.
* Participate in the “Bust the Myths” Street Action. 
• Speak out and breaking the silence; storytelling and sharing about living with and surviving violence, abuse, and oppression. 
* A candlelight vigil to remember those still fighting, those lost to violence, and those surviving. 
* Tabling to provide networking and resources for survivors and their family and friends from a coalition of beautiful, badass organizations and people. 

More details soon!

Follow us on twitter at @TBTNPhilly http://www.twitter.com/TBTNPhilly

To read more about how the Take Back The Night Foundation started and its movement, visit http://www.takebackthenight.org/