COMTREA is proud to be part of “Take Back the Night” in collaboration with Jefferson College. Please join the community as we all participate in this program by walking the Jefferson College Track on April 25th.
The purpose of the event is to acknowledge the courage that crime victims have in order to rebuild their lives, their families, and their communities. This also serves to acknowledge the victim service community that assists the victims in so many different capacities.
The evening begins at 6:00 pm with your arrival and receiving a gift of a free T-Shirt (while supplies last). The Walk will begin at the handicap accessible track at 6:30 PM with a mix of music to walk by provided by John Lewis of RJ Enterprises.
The Walk will include free refreshments, access to local resource information, and guest speakers talking about personal triumph over tragedy.
Historically, women faced the anxiety of walking alone at night and that is why “Take Back the Night” began in Philadelphia in 1975. Citizens of Philadelphia rallied together after the murder of a young microbiologist, Susan Alexander Speeth. Ms. Speeth was stabbed to death by a stranger a block from her home while walking alone. Over the past years, Take Back the Night has aimed its focus on eliminating sexual violence, domestic violence, and all other forms of violence.
To meet the needs of the future, we must confront the changing face of crime.
Please join COMTREA and Jefferson College for this no-cost, awareness-raising event!