Across the country, April marks the month of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention. In Greater Lowell, we join with community partners, families, and individuals to raise awareness about sexual violence in all forms.
We invite you to #TakeBackTheNight!
As part of Lowell Women's Week, CHH will host an educational event highlighting the journeys of immigrant and refugee women who leave their country of origin and everything familiar in search of safety, stability, and prosperity for the U.S. These journeys to safety are often dangerous for women making them targets of physical and sexual violence.
CHH offers culturally relevant and trauma-informed bilingual services to immigrant and refugee survivors of sexual abuse. Join us for an informative session where participants will deepen their understanding of the immigration and acculturation process, receive resources, and hear about CHH's culturally relevant strategies of community engagement.
TAKE BACK THE NIGHT
April 27, 2017 | 6pm
Gather at Lowell City Hall Plaza at 5:45pm
JOURNEYS OF COURAGE | STORIES OF IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE WOMEN
March 16th, 2017 | 11:30am - 2:00pm | Free and open to the public
In honor of Lowell Women's Week
Four years ago we piloted Take Back the Day -- A companion event of the nighttime rally designed to bring attention to our prevention and outreach programs, and remind us that sexual violence is not just a myth of a stranger in the bushes; that it also happens during the day.
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TAKE BACK THE DAY | April 26, 2017
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April marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month where the goal is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities on how to prevent it. Click here to learn more about SAAM history.
Each year, we partner with community agencies to host the annual Take Back the Night event which is Greater Lowell's widest and most powerful rally against sexual violence.
The event begins at 6pm with a rally at Lowell City Hall Plaza (50 Arcand Drive) followed by a march down Merrimack Street to U-Crossing (220 Pawtucket Drive). There will be an indoor gathering for survivors and their loved ones to share their stories in a safe space about the impact of sexual violence in their lives.
Safe spaces this year will include a Self-Care room, a Youth Corner, Volunteer area, and community resources provided by area agencies.
The origins of Take Back The Night date back to 19th century England when women protested fear and violence in the streets at night. Some believe that the first rally took place in Belgium in 1976 to take a stand against violence against women.
Take Back The Night in Lowell is coordinated by local agencies who have a keen desire to bring an end to sexual violence and hate crimes in all forms including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and street violence. We acknowledge that all forms of violence are interconnected and bring attention to the elements that perpetuate violence to build a safer Lowell.
To participate on the committee, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-452-7721. The committee meets once a month.
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Welcome to The Center for Hope and Healing (CHH)
in Lowell, Massachusetts
For 40 years we have been dedicated to the healing and empowerment of survivors of rape and sexual assault through counseling, advocacy, and education. Our talented team of staff, interns, and volunteers have been working hard using a social justice approach to support survivors and work toward creating community free from sexual violence.