Take Back The Night


Thursday, April 23, 2020


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 on Tuesdays (February 18, March 3, March 24, April 7, and April 21) at 7:30pm in DeNaples 405.

If you are interested in getting involved, please contact the Jane Kopas Women's Center at jkwc@scranton.edu



sign: be the hope in the night


TBTN student's rally and chant


Student holding candle for candlelight vigil at TBTN