Take Back the Night
As part of "I Got Your Back" Safety Week, the University of Idaho Women’s Center will partner with Violence Prevention Programs and other campus entities to host Take Back the Night and the Katy Benoit Safety Forum — a rally and march to spread awareness of interpersonal violence on campus and to show support for those affected by it.
Save the Date: Thursday, 7:30 pm, September 14, 2017
The University of Idaho has hosted a Take Back the Night event for many years to educate and empower students, staff, faculty and community members of marginalized and underrepresented populations. This year, the event will feature former Moscow City Prosecutor, Erin Tomlin, as the keynote speaker, followed by a candlelit march around campus and a post-march speak.
Doors will open at 7:00 pm with free t-shirts given to the first 100 attendees!
Take Back the Night originated at the International Tribunal on Crimes against Women in March 1976 in Brussels, Belgium. Around 2,000 women representing 40 countries attended the event and organized a candlelight procession through the streets of Brussels to protest sexual assault and domestic violence. Since then, the movement has spread across the world and become internationally known as a visible, community-based way to take a stand against sexual violence and other forms of discriminatory violence.
For more information about the event, contact the Women’s Center at (208) 885-2777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.