Community Favorite Returns to Wake Up the Downtown Streets, 1/3

December 19, 2019

The Inner Truth Project is bringing back Take Back The Night -the annual march and speak out against sexual violence - on Friday, January 3rd, 2020 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The short march starts at Riverwalk Center, 600 N. Indian River Dr. in downtown Fort Pierce and will wind through Friday Fest and the downtown streets.

Resource tables will be on hand to offer information on local agencies and services for survivors of trauma and everyone is welcome to take the stage to share their story or break their silence. A self-defense demonstration will be presented by the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office and participants can enjoy hot beverages from Starbucks. For information on speaking or tables; call 772-200-4599.

Take Back The Night is always an empowering night for the community. It brings together survivors of sexual trauma and supporters and celebrates the spirit of resiliency, courage and speaking the truth. Rebecca, a former student from Indian River State College who attended the event in the past, said she was returning to bring her sister so they could chant through the streets together.

“TBTN was the first time I shared my sexual abuse story with anybody, actually said the words out loud. I felt like I was really free and truly was taking back the night. I didn’t want to be afraid anymore,” said Rebecca. “It is really amazing when you see all these people supporting you and also sharing similar stories.”

Teens and adults are encouraged to come to the march and speak out and bring homemade signs to show support for ending sexual violence.

The Inner Truth Project, whose mission is to encourage survivors of sexual abuse, violence, or rape to bravely share the truth about their experience and receive the help they need to find strength, hope, and health has been helping individuals throughout the Treasure Coast since 2011. The Inner Truth Project hosts support group meetings, workshops, presentations, healing health and fitness opportunities, and community forums, speaking engagements and training for schools, businesses, communities, and other organizations. With statistics showing that one in four females and one in six males will be sexually assaulted during the course of their lifetime, a program that is laser-focused on assisting survivors and helping to eliminate the stigma and re-victimization which comes from having been sexually assaulted is critical to the health and well-being of our community. For more information, go online to or call 772-200-4599.