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Why Take Back the Night? -adobe acrabat

  • A woman walks alone down a dark, deserted street. With every shadow she sees, and every sound she hears, her pounding heart flutters and skips a beat. She hurries her pace as she sees her destination become closer. She is almost there. She reaches the front door, goes inside, collects herself, and moves on forgetting, at least for tonight, the gripping fear that momentarily enveloped her life.

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.

CONTACT: Tech FMLA (Feminist Majority Leadership Allliance)

Take Back the Night Rally & March

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.)
Free Event

“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.

  • 5:30 pm – Volunteers meet at Memorical Circle
  • 6:00 pm – Ralley/Guest Speakers
    Location: TTU Memorial Circle
  • 6:15 pm - March with Chant & Posters
    Location: TTU Memorial Circle to Broadway (Fuzzy's Tacos and back)
  • 6:45 pm – Speak Out & Vigil: Memorial Circle of Remembrance
    Location: TTU Memorial Circle

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Organized by

This event is part of the worldwide awareness campaign called Sexual Assault Awareness Month and is organized by V-Day Lubbock Coalition


Sexual Assault Pamphlet
Sexual Assault Awareness Month

TTU Campus:
Student Counseling Center
The Sexual Assault Peer Educators Program
Women's Resource Center
V-Day Lubbock Coalition

Women's Protective Services
Lubbock Rape Crisis Center of Lubbock

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

Educational Resources for Men by Men:
Jackson Katz
Steve Thompson
Byron Hurt
Steve McAllister

LGBTQ Resources:
The Northwest Network
Community United Against Violence