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April 28 , 2011
Women's Resource Center
1802 SW 10th Ave.
Portland, OR
Located in the basement of Montgomery Hall, behind the Simon Benson Building.
503-725-5672
wrc@pdx.edu
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If you need to talk to someone after hours about sexual assault or domestic violence, call the 24-hour Portland Women's Crisis Line toll-free at: 888-235-5333.

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Programa Hispano - Project UNICA
El Programa Hispano - Project UNICA (Un Nuevo Inicio para Concluir el Abuso / A New Beginning to End Abuse)
Project UNICA's goal is to provide support, advocacy, and opportunity for self-empowerment, enabling survivors to exercise free and informed life choices. Project UNICA operates the UNICA Crisis Line, which is the first Crisis Line in Spanish in Multnomah County.
24-Hour Crisis Line: 503-232-4448 24-Hour Crisis Line TOLL FREE: 1-888-232-4448
Click Here for a Bilingual Flyer.

 

If you would like your campus or community organization to be featured here please email Kari Anne at karm@pdx.edu.

Just a reminder that tonight is:

Bike Back the Night/ Take Back the Night
Thursday April 28th
PSU South Park Block in front of SMSU
Rally & Entertainment 6PM
Bike Ride & March 7PM
Speaker Loretta Stinson and
Survivor Speak Out 8PM

The weather will be chilly tonight, so be sure to dress for the weather. Raincoats and Umbrellas are highly suggested.


In celebration of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, PSU’s Women’s Resource Center and Portland Women’s Crisis Line will be collaborating to host this year’s Take Back the Night/Bike Back the Night event. This is an event to recognize and speak out in opposition of the violence which occurs against women in our community. Our core message is to promote the understanding that everyone deserves the right to feel safe in their neighborhood and on the streets. This year we will be leading two different routes, one on bike and one on foot, with the goal of spreading the message about ending sexual violence throughout the city. We will also begin this year’s event with some local entertainment, and following the ride/march everyone will be invited to participate in a survivor speak out and vigil as a way to honor sexual assault survivors.

This event has existed in some form since the mid-1970’s, and has come to be recognized as an international effort to spread awareness and raise activism around this very important issue. In the last 30 years, countries including Canada, Belgium, Germany, Great Britain, India and Australia have held a variety of TBTN events—and although the focus of these events has ranged throughout the years, Take Back the Night has re-centered its emphasis on eliminating sexual violence in all forms, with thousands of colleges, universities, women’s centers, and rape crisis lines sponsoring events all over the country.

The Committee is still looking for volunteers. If you would like to help with this event come in to the WRC and talk with Kari Anne or email Elena at TBTN.PSU@gmail.com

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