Take Back The Night
SAVE THE DATE: 33rd ANNUAL TAKE BACK THE NIGHT IS:
Thursday, April 27, 2023
Take Back the Night, a national rally against interpersonal violence and sexual assault, takes place each year in April, which is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The Jane Kopas Women’s Center hosts a pre-rally on campus which includes informational tables, activity booths, and more with University clubs and organizations, departments, and community partners.
Additionally, we display the Clothesline Project around the Dionne Green the day of the event, which is a visual representation of experiences of members of our University community. The Clothesline is filled with shirts created over a number of years expressing such experiences. For more information on the Clothesline Project, you can visit: theclotheslineproject.org.
At the conclusion of our pre-rally, students, faculty, and staff march with community members to protest against interpersonal violence and sexual assault, ending at the Alumni Memorial Green for the Speakout. The Speakout presents an opportunity for those wishing to speak to share their story, and encourages others to listen to and hear the stories of those who have experienced violence. We conclude with a candlelight vigil.
Students may complete service-learning hours at Take Back the Night or by participating in Planning Meetings, which take place during the early to mid Spring Semester.
If you are interested in getting involved, please contact the Jane Kopas Women's Center at firstname.lastname@example.org