Sac TBTN for the First Time

By Syd Scanlon

 

October 18th, 2017

I’ve been involved in the V-Day Community for just about 2 years now. This year, however, was the first that I had the opportunity to attend Sacramento’s annual Women Take Back the Night March on October 14th.

The Resource Fair was incredibly empowering. I went into the entire event unsure what to expect or see. I knew there would be a March through the streets to end the evening, but I did not expect to connect with so many different people on such intimate levels during the Fair itself. I was taken aback and completely heart warmed by the sheer number of people coming up to our V-Day Sacramento table to buy merchandise, to take pictures, to tell us how much they love the V-Day Movement and how it has impacted their lives, to share their personal, raw stories, or to learn about the V-Day Movement and The Vagina Monologues for the first time.

The level of attention we received before the official “start of the season” was so motivating.

Spreading the messages of equality, empowerment, hope, justice, and peace for humans from all walks of life throughout the Sacramento area is already an incredible honor. Seeing the faces of real life people that our message touches on such a personal basis, I felt incredibly humbled. I am ready to take our message to the people, to the theatres, to the streets. This season of V-Day is going to be bigger and bolder than ever before, and I’m so honored to be one of the women leading the charge.

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