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Take Back The Night 2014 @ UCSC: Rally, March, & Testimonials

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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Quarry Plaza, UC Santa Cruz

Join us for a RALLY and MARCH from the Quarry of Campus to Oakes Amphitheater; including Testimonials at the ending with keynote speaker, Queen Jasmeen. During this night, participants are able to hold candles/posters they made earlier during the week.

UCSC students, staff, and faculty, as well as Santa Cruz community survivors, their supporters, and allies of all ages, races, religions, sexualities, backgrounds, and genders are welcome to attend this free event and join us as we work toward a violence-free world. Rain or shine!

Queen Jasmeen, otherwise known as Jasmine Schlafke, is a local queer spoken word artist dedicated to social change. She is the executive curator of the Legendary Santa Cruz Slam and teaches poetry to over 800 local youth annually. Jasmeen is the 1999 recipient of the National Jefferson Award for outstanding voluntarism for her work with teen parents. She looks forward to sharing what keeps her activated through poetry.

Take Back the Night first appeared in Europe in 1976 and has continued throughout the world as a sign of empowerment for women, men and children. Events at UCSC have occurred over the last 33 years to raise awareness about sexual violence and to support survivors in their healing process.

This event is free and open to survivors, their supporters, and allies.

Other events in this week-long series of events are:

Candle Decorating & Poster Making -- Mon. April 21-22, Drop In 10am-3pm, UCSC Women’s Center @ Cardiff House

Art as Healing: Grounding with Clay Creations -- Mon. April 21, 5-9:30pm, UCSC Women’s Center @ Cardiff House

Pre- Testimonial Self-Care Workshop -- Tues. April 22, 5-7:30pm, UCSC Women’s Center @ Cardiff House

Celebrating Our Strength: SambaDa Performance -- Thurs. April 24, 6:30pm, Oakes Learning Center

For more information or ADA accommodations, please contact the Women’s Center at 459-2072 or ucsc.wc.tbtn [at] or women [at]

Co- Sponsors: CARE Council, CAPS, SAFE at SHOP, Oakes College, and Men Creating Change organization
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