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10th annual Take Back the Night March and Rally scheduled April 24

Posted April 3, 2009

The 10th annual Take Back the Night March and Rally will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 24, on the south steps of the Bannock County Courthouse, located at 624 E. Center, Pocatello.

Take Back the Night is sponsored by the ISU Project Hope Advocacy Program, which is sponsoring several events during April, Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

The event will begin with presentations from local agencies and local law enforcement officials. All participants will then walk together from the Bannock County Court House to the Idaho State University Hutchinson Quadrangle where local agencies will be on hand to educate participants on how to end sexual violence in our community.

Participants will enjoy free T-shirts, free dinner, a free raffle of prizes donated by local businesses and music performed by local artists. Project Hope invites participants to join them to support survivors and to break the silence surrounding sexual violence.

It is estimated that one in six women and one in eleven men will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime. Children can also be victims of this horrible act, with one in three girls and one in six boys being sexually assaulted before the age of 18.

For more information, contact Kimberly Talbot at the Anderson Center at 282-2805 or e-mail projhope@isu.edu.