Take Back the Night
Thursday, October 25, 2018Time
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Take Back the Night is an international event that occurs twice a year and a non-profit organization. Take Back the Night has occurred since the 1970s and initially focused on highlighting the violence women experience when walking alone at night. Events typically include a march, candlelight vigil, and speeches surrounding violence against women. Over time, events have gotten more inclusive of men and have highlighted the roles men play as survivors, bystanders, and supporters.
Vassar’s Goal/Mission Take Back the Night aims to serve as a space to have discussions surrounding sexual assault and intimate partner violence. We hope to also empower survivors and give them an opportunity to share their experiences, and come together and stand in solidarity against sexual violence. As a result we strive to continue and inspire others to continue the conversation about how we can stay active and end domestic and sexual violence.
This is a public awareness/advocacy event. Accordingly, any stories or information shared at this event will not be used for the purpose of reporting to the Title IX Office or beginning an investigation based on such information- that is, any "Responsible Employees" in attendance are NOT required to report any disclosures of sexual misconduct, relationship abuse, or stalking made at this event.
Wendy M. Taylor