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. It will be from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, September 13, 2023.
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. Join us to stand in solidarity and support with survivors of interpersonal violence. The first 100 attendees will get a free t-shirt!
This year's event features a keynote address and rally in the Ag Sci auditorium, followed by a candlelit march around campus at dusk.
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.