Why Take Back the Night?
- 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 V-Day Lubbock Coalition in supporting
and telling our stories to help our world work toward eliminating sexual violence.
CONTACT: V-Day Lubbock Coalition, firstname.lastname@example.org
Take Back the Night Rally & March
|Join V-Day Lubbock Coalition for Take Back the Night 2013!
Saturday, April 20th, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 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.
7 pm - 8 pm
Events: Music, Poster-Making, Refreshments, V-Men Performances, and the One Billion Rising Flash Mob Dance
Location: Catholic Student Center Parking Lot, Broadway & Ave. X
8 pm - 8:15 pm
Event: March with Chant & Posters
Location: Catholic Student Center to TTU Memorial Circle, Broadway & Boston Ave.
8:15 pm - 9 pm
Events: Speak Out; Candlelight Vigil
Location: TTU Memorial Circle
9 pm - 9:15 pm
Event: Silent Candlelight Walk of Remembrance
Location: Memorial Circle to Catholic Student Center
9:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Event: Drum Circle
Location: Catholic Student Center Parking Lot
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
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:
The Northwest Network
Community United Against Violence