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Take Back the Night Event

Posted March 20, 2014 in Downtown, Community Web Exclusives

‘TAKE BACK THE NIGHT’ is an internationally recognized event to bring awareness to violence against women.  It dates back to 1976 where the first documented event took place in Belgium.  Since that time thousands of educational institutions, government and community agencies have organized Take Back the Night events to break the silence on violence across the world.

To kick off National Crime Victims Rights week, Polk County Crisis and Advocacy Services with the support of several local social services agencies have organized the ‘TAKE BACK THE NIGHT ‘ – CALL TO RESTORE JUSTICE two mile walk to be held Saturday April 5th at 9am at the Papa John Education Center, 1200 Grand Ave, Des Moines.  The event is free and open to the public.

Highlights of the event will include an energetic welcome, art work, free t-shirts, information from local resources, and refreshments.  The walk will be lead by the Isiserettes Drill and Drum Corps.

The CALL TO RESTORE JUSTICE two mile walk is an opportunity to honor, support and advocate for crime victims in our community and across the world.

For more information, contact Polk County Crisis and Advocacy at 515-286-3600.

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