Take Back the Night - march at Henry Hanson Square
Take Back the Night is an international event and non-profit organization with demonstrations dates back to the 1970’s, but did not become a foundation until 2001. The Take Back the Night mission is to end sexual, relationship, and domestic violence in all forms. Hundreds of events are held annually across the globe, including marches, rallies, and vigils intended as a protest and direct action against rape and other forms of sexual, relationship, and domestic violence. Early demonstrations were deliberately women-only in order to symbolize women’s individual walk through darkness and to demonstrate that women united can resist fear and violence. Currently, all Take Back the Night Events inclusive of men as victims, bystanders, and supporters, as well as all identities in the gender spectrum. While the marches started as a way to break the fear women had of walking home alone at night, they have grown to encompass all forms of violence against all persons. The common purpose of the demonstrations is to advocate for the right of everyone to feel safe from power-based personal violence.
Student Housing along with the support of Athletics, Associated Student Government, Golden Z Club, Writing Club, Social Justice Club, SSS Club, and The Safe Project are putting on “Take Back the Night,” an event aimed at fighting all forms of power-based personal violence to all people. This event will be happening on November 16th, 2017. At 11:30AM we hope you will join us in the Henry Hanson Square as we march through campus showing our support for the Southwestern Community in our fight to end violence. That same evening, November 16th, 2017 at 5:30PM in Prosper Hall we will honor those who have been affected by sexual, relationship, and dating violence in a vigil. We will have an open mic session for people to share their experiences and any short stories or poems on ending all forms of violence. We will also have local resources available for all to learn about, and a photo booth for those who attend to show their support in Taking Back the Night.
If you are unable to make it to one or both of these events, we will have statistics and facts about sexual, relationship, and dating violence down the main walk way through campus, and The Golden Z club is creating ribbons for all to wear to show your support in ending all forms of violence.
We hope to see you there.
For more information contact:
- United States
- Coos Bay 97420
- 1988 Newmark Avenue