To rally against rape, thousands of women step out on the streets each April to Take Back the Night. This evening in Kansas City, Kansas, a handful of area artists will step onto the stage to take back the mic. "Speaking Out: Empowerment Through Spoken Word"
is presented by the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault and the YWCA of Greater Kansas City. The event showcases local performers such as Geovannimarcel, Karie Parsons and Santiago Vasquez, who use poetry and prose to reflect on violence in its many forms. Also on the bill is The Outrage, a short play about teen dating violence performed by a theater troupe from SafeHome shelter in Johnson County. The free event at the YWCA (1017 North Sixth Street in KCK) starts with a reception at 7 p.m. The show is at 7:30. For more information, call 913-371-1105.
Tue., April 29, 7:30 p.m., 2008