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Community members will flood the streets of Eugene for Take Back the Night

This annual event brings awareness to sexual assault.

Posted: Apr 26, 2018 6:26 PM

EUGENE, Ore. – Local community members will take to the street Thursday night, April 26, for the 40th annual Take Back the Night event.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Erb Memorial Union amphitheater. At this location, there will be different speeches and performances before moving on to the march.

The march will end at the Eugene Public Library. Along the way there will be a police escort, to keep everyone safe. Saferide will also be available to those who want to join in but aren’t able to because of disabilities.

In the third part of the night will be the Survivor Speak-Outs, where survivors of sexual assault will tell their stories.

Organizers said this event is so important because it presents an opportunity for the public to learn about the issue of sexual assault and how it’s affecting the community. They said it also gives survivors a chance to share what they’ve been through.

"For a lot of people, that might be the first time they've told their story, and it's to a huge room, full of people who are just there to listen, and believe them and support them,” said Bianca Marino with the Sexual Assault Support Services.

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