Take Back the Night
As part of the "Katy Benoit Campus Safety Month", the University of Idaho Women’s Center will partner with Violence Prevention Programs and other campus entities to host Take Back the Night — an event to spread awareness of interpersonal violence on campus and to show support for those affected by it.
Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021 at 7 p.m.
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. This year’s event features a keynote address and rally at the Theophilus Tower Lawn, followed by a candlelit march around campus at dusk. Join us to stand in solidarity and support with survivors of interpersonal violence. The first 100 attendees will get a free t-shirt!
Former Vandal and Western Athletic Conference diving champion
Born and raised in North Dakota, Mairin came to the University of Idaho in 2010 to join the Vandal Swim and Dive team. She dove for the university during all four years of her undergraduate career, won two WAC titles her senior year and was named Diver of the Year. Working closely with the U of I Career Center, she was offered and accepted a job with E&J Gallo Winery in Seattle, WA after graduation. She has worked in medical device sales at Boston Scientific for the past three years. Mairin is passionate about being an advocate and effecting positive change for survivors of sexual assault, as well as impacting the NCAA's handling of these cases.
History of Take Back the Night
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.