April is Sexual Violence Awareness month and the Women's Freedom Center is hosting a Take Back the Night rally, march, and candlelight vigil.
On April 27th, we're collaborating with neighboring sister programs for our annual Take Back the Night rally, march, and candlelight vigil in Brattleboro. We'll be joined on the Common at 6 pm by advocates and allies from New England Learning Center for Women in Transition(NELCWIT) in Western Massachusetts.
This night has two vital and related aims: showing solidarity for survivors, and challenging the culture that fuels sexual assault. Senator Becca Balint will be our main speaker and we'll have some musical guests before heading together on a peaceful protest march through town with banners, bullhorns, chanting, and all manner of lively inspiration. Come alone or with friends, bring a protest sign if you like, or help carry one of those already made by volunteers.
We will end back at the Commons with a candlelit vigil. This circle is a collective chance to grieve and to heal, to speak out, read a poem, sing a song, or just stand in silent support as witness to whatever is shared.
Members of the media are welcome to stay as community allies, but we ask that there be no further recording at the vigil.
For more information, feel free to call 257-7364. Please help spread the word, and bring supportive allies to the event.