Take Back the Night
As part of "I Got Your Back" 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 — 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 p.m., Sept. 17
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 spoken word followed by a candlelit march around campus.
Doors will open at 7 p.m. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.