The unifying theme throughout these diverse topics is the assertion that all human beings have the right to be free from violence, the right to be heard, and the right to reclaim their rights if they are violated.
The 18th annual Fox Cities Take Back the Night event will take place on Wednesday, October 1, 2008 in the Polk Library Mall at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. The event is being sponsored by: Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services, Harbor House Domestic Abuse Programs, Oshkosh Police Department, Reach Counseling Services and the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
Beginning at 5:30pm – Activities will take place at the center Mall on campus, including Healing Hands Quilt, Social Norm Poster Garden, sign/program/bracelet distribution, and more.
At 6:00pm – the Rally and March from UW Oshkosh to downtown Oshkosh.
At 6:45pm – Closing Rally at Winnebago County Courthouse, with speakers, music, candlelight vigil, and bystander anti-violence proclamation.
Parking restrictions have been lifted on campus between 4-9 pm, in UW Kolf parking lot #7, for attendee’s convenience. Transportation will also be available for individuals needing assistance during the march.
Everyone is invited to join us at Take Back the Night 2008, and support those who have been silenced by violence, in our communities. For more information please contact Nicole Kellerman at Reach Counseling Services 920-426-1460 or Chad Weston Gardner at Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services INC 920-235-5998.
It is a very good feeling being at an event attending by large numbers of fellow community members actively taking a stand in opposition to violence and oppression. I strongly recommend that any interested in making our community a better place attend this rally tomorrow night.
The last several years that I've participated in this event, I have never had a camera along, so I don't have any pics. But, in keeping with the attempt to always add visuals, here is a nice October Oshkosh Maple leave pic from our front yard.