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Take Back the Night/Bike Back the Night 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 5:30pm to Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 8:30pm

Take Back the Night/Bike Back the Night 2012:
Survivors on the margins: Exposing Barriers, Breaking Silence

Thursday, April 26th from 5:30pm - 8:30pm
PSU South Park Blocks

Take Back The Night/Bike Back the Night seeks to end sexual violence in all of its forms including sexual assault, sexual abuse, dating violence, and domestic violence. TBTN/BBTN provides a space that allows survivors to empower themselves in the healing process while inviting allies to educate themselves on the impact of sexual violence in their community in order to inspire responsibility in all. Our goal is to create safe communities and respectful relationships through awareness events and initiatives.

This year, our theme is, “Survivors on the margins: Exposing Barriers, Breaking Silence”. Portland State University’s Women’s Resource Center and the Portland Women’s Crisis Line aim to raise awareness around the sexual violence that marginalized communities face and the specific barriers they may experience as a result of racism and gendered violence.

The evening will include a resource fair, entertainment, and speakers Elizabeth Norton and Rut Martinez-Alicea.  The evening’s schedule will be:

5:30: Doors open, tabling & food. Magdelin performs
6:00: Welcome
6:10: Sprockets
6:30: Spoken Word by Imarisha
6:40: Rut Martinez-Alicea
7:00:  March & Bike Ride
7:35: Elizabeth Norton
7:45: Survivor Speak Out, Candle Light Vigil!/events/238738056222363/

This event is part of a month-long series of events in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). SAAM at Portland State University is hosted by the Women's Resource Center and the Healthy Campus Initiative at PSU. For more information on Sexual Assault Awareness Month and to view the complete calendar of events, visit

For more information, contact the Women's Resource Center located at
1802 SW 10th & Montgomery
(Montgomery Hall basement)