This scene could have occurred anywhere last night, last year, or even 100 years ago.
Historically, women faced the anxiety of walking alone at night and that is why Take
Back the Night began.
The first Take Back the Night event in the United States for which we have received documentation took place in Philadelphia in October of 1975.
Take Back The Night’s supporters have always understood the power of speaking out. Rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse and domestic violence are often labeled “crimes of silence” because of low reporting rates and social discomfort with their public discussion. Survivors of sexual assault, rape, domestic violence, and sexual abuse are invited to Shatter the Silence™ by posting your stories here at the Take Back The Night Headquarters.
Join faculty, staff, students and community members in supporting and telling our stories to help our world work toward eliminating sexual violence.
Join Tech FMLA (Feminist Majority Leadership Allliance) for Take Back the Night 2014!
Date TBA, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Set up at 5:30 p.m. / Take down 7:00 p.m.)
“Take Back the Night” is an interactive event that creates awareness, empowers survivors and educates the community about sexual violence. Our Voice is Our Strength; please join us to speak out against sexual violence by attending this important event and inviting your friends.
National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) - English and Espanol
Rape, Abuse, & Incest, National Network - 1-800-656-HOPE
SAFER (Students Active for Ending Rape)
Take Back the Night
United States Department of Justice