NORTHERN CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN TAKE BACK THE NIGHT

Rating: 5 stars   4 reviews

Issues: Crime & Law

Location: PO Box 2004 Sacramento CA 95812 USA

Mission:

The purpose of the organization is to create a zero tolerance for violence against women by:
·                      Increasing community awareness around issues of violence against women and its interrelationship with all other forms of oppression;
·                      Educating ourselves and others about the extent and the nature of violence that is systematically used against women to keep us from becoming powerful, autonomous individuals;
·                      Honoring the memory of the victims of violence and celebrating its survivors;
·                      Serving as a collective voice for women to demand a world in which women''s bodies, minds and spirits are not targets of violence;
·                      Empowering individual men and women to take direct action against violence through activism; and
·                      Providing the leadership to challenge organizations and other institutions to implement policies and initiatives which are effective in addressing issues of violence against women.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Get Your Feet Wet Productions performed at Women Take Back The Night Rally. It was awesome to say the least. Everyone was very professional and informative. We would be honored to participate in any event given by the organization again. We would like to thank them for allowing us to be a special part of.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 5 stars  

This organization is one of the strongest all-volunteer based groups I've ever had the pleasure of seeing. I am honored to be a part of this amazing group of activists, and am deeply grateful for the drive and passion of all it's members to end all forms of sexual violence.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

several ways. I work on the organizing committee. I participate in the rallies and walk in the marches with hundreds of other activists. I am one of the co-producers/co-directors for the first annual V-Day Sacramento 2011 production of the Vagina Monologues. I see firsthand the effects of this group on the greater community, and it is awe-inspiring.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

continue the current efforts to broaden our scope of efforts year-round. We are already doing this for 2011, primarily with the V-Day Sacramento 2011 events, but I would like to see the efforts continue annually.

Rating: 5 stars  

Sacramento Women Take Back the Night (WTBN) is made up of a phenomenal group of dedicated volunteers. It offers members of the Sacramento community the opportunity to be involved in and lead efforts to end violence against women. Volunteers can be as involved as they want from attending and promoting the annual Take Back the night rally, to becoming an active member of the Planning Committee. Using its collective voice, WTBN also collaborates with and promotes other organizations in the Sacramento area that provide supportive and preventative services to our community. The group of WTBN volunteers is also open and welcoming to new members and new ideas. For example, WTBN is expanding its efforts by putting on a production of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" in April 2011 as part of V-Day 2011. WTBN motivates, excites, and challenges me and I recommend it enthusiastically as an organization- tiny budget, grassroots activism, and all!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Personally, WTBN has given me a voice against violence and also given me an avenue to develop my leadership, fundraising and nonprofit management skills. I greatly appreciate the opportunity to work with so many women of varying ages, backgrounds, and experience- it is a constant learning experience for me within a safe, supportive space.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Strengthen its infrastructure, develop more permanent sources of financing, and enhance its website to better reach the community. I do believe that there are many people out there who would like to be a part of this group given the opportunity- reaching and involving them is a goal I would like to achieve.

Rating: 5 stars  

Sacramento Women Take Back the Night has had consecutive rallies and marches to end violence against women annually for the last 35 years! This is the longest running Take Back the Night that we know of. I am so proud to be a part of this grassroots community based organization that strives to raise awareness locally about the effects of violence on our communities and to call for an end to it! Thanks for the work you do as well, it is inspiring!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have been empowered to speak out against violence and have continued to find ways to educate and empower others.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Figure out a way to make a stronger foundation. It is amazing to me on the $3000 a year budget that we have existed as long as we have.

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