Take Back the Night: Contribute poetry for Art of Empowerment event in Tahoe City | SierraSun.com

Take Back the Night: Contribute poetry for Art of Empowerment event in Tahoe City

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; Heed the community call for poetry submissions on empowerment and survival. Women, men and teens who have directly or indirectly been affected by sexual assault are encouraged to use poetry as an outlet to express their story of survival and empowerment.Students at Truckee High School in collaboration with Tahoe Womenandamp;#8217;s Services will choose the top three poems to be showcased at the Take Back the Night: The Art of Empowerment event including a Speak Out at Fat Cat Caf, Wednesday, April 27, 6-8 p.m. Submissions are confidential and poets may choose to remain anonymous. Send to tsbths@gmail.com or Tahoe Womenandamp;#8217;s Services, 948 Incline Way, Incline Village, NV 89451. Deadline is April 22.April is National Sexual Assault Awareness andamp; Prevention Month. To bring awareness locally to this devastating crime that affects one in six individuals, Tahoe Womenandamp;#8217;s Services will feature poetry about empowerment and survival as part of its annual andamp;#8216;Take Back the Nightandamp;#8217; event. This yearandamp;#8217;s event is themed The Art of Empowerment and focuses on the power of bystanders to prevent sexual assault in our neighborhoods, communities, workplace, and schools. Take Back the Night: The Art of Empowerment will feature a Speak Out in which community members who have been affected by sexual assault can share their stories, and poetry contest winners will be able to share their work. The event is free and open to the public.andamp;#8212; Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.com

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