Take Back the Night
Cincinnati/NKY Take Back the Night 2015
2015 Theme – “Safe Places, Safe Spaces”
Mission - Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Take Back the Night (TBTN)seeks to end sexual violence in all its forms including sexual assault, sexual abuse, and incest. TBTN empowers survivors in the healing process, honors those who have not survived and inspires responsibility in us all. The goal of TBTN is to create safe communities and respectful relationships through awareness events and initiatives.
April 23, 2015 at 6:30pm
Beginning at Cincinnatus Statue at Sawyer Point marching to the Newport Peace Bell for the Rally and candlelight vigil back to Sawyer Point to close.
Emcee – Jamie Sivrais, Founder of A Voice for the Innocent
MUSE Women’s Choir
Speaker – Barb Thomas, Special Education Teacher for 41 Years, Juvenile Sex Counselor, Member of the State of Ohio’s Partners in Justice Program
Silent Candlelight Walk
- 1 in 10 children are survivors of sexual violence.
- 1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men have experienced rape or attempted rape in their lifetime.
- 86% of survivors were raped by someone they know.
- People with disabilities are three times more likely to be raped or sexually assaulted.
- More than 90% of people, both male and female with developmental disabilities will experience sexual abuse at some point in their lives.