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For over 35 years in the United States, Take Back the Night has symbolized hope, healing and resiliency for an end to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and all other forms of sexual abuse. The Sexual Violence Task Force of Tampa Bay continues to write this history through community contributions such as yours in Tampa’s annual free event, Take Back the Night at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park on April 21st, 2013.
Working together as allies, we can move toward a vision where no person will have to suffer from sexual violence.
Become a sponsor today and support survivors in your community. Sponsorship Levels are listed above.
For more information on levels of sponsorship and your involvement in Take Back the Night 2013, contact:
-TBTN Committee Chair Pat Crawford at (813) 391-5139 or firstname.lastname@example.org
-TBTN Committee Co-Chair Liz Iaconetti at (813) 404-4495 or email@example.com.
Highlight’s from last year’s event:
Master of Ceremonies:
Keith Cate, WFLA-TV News Anchor
Lissette Campos, WFTS-TV Positively Tampa Bay
Chief Jane Castor, Tampa Police Department
Chuck Hamby, Verizon Foundation, Title Sponsor
Commissioner Ken Hagen
Congressman Jim Davis
Hillsborough County Sherriff’s Office
Todd Leiweke, Tampa Bay Lightning
Ian Beckles, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers player
Over 850 attendees gathered last year to support and celebrate survivor’s resiliency. The free event boasted collaborative community action to assemble more than 60 local service providers in an effort to educate and help victims of sexual and/or domestic violence and their families. The Men’s Pledge raised over $1,200 for the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay through the contributions of Gary Weisman, who sponsored $5.00 for every man who pledged to protect women and children in the community. CASA provided the Clothesline Project, hanging 1,000 articles of clothing so survivor’s in attendance could participate in the National program dedicated to giving them a voice.
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Sexual Violence Task Force of Tampa Bay
The Sexual Violence Task Force of Tampa Bay (SVTF) is an alliance of agencies and individuals committed to ending sexual violence.
Together, we VOICE sexual violence awareness, engage the community through OUTREACH and special events, IMPACT the community through collaboration and education, CHANGE laws and systems to advocate for survivor rights, and EMPOWER survivors!
The SVTF serves the community through survivor empowerment, prevention education, outreach and legal advocacy for survivor rights. Its members are dedicated to creating a coordinated community response to sexual violence and increased access to services for survivors and their families.