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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.

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!

This year's event features a keynote address and rally in the Ag Sci auditorium, followed by a candlelit march around campus at dusk.

Katy Benoit Campus Safety Awareness Month

Events put a focus on safety for the U of I community.

Learn About Safety Month

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

Meet Steve Bonnar

I came to the University of Idaho in the 70’s for school and fell in love with the area. I graduated with my BS in 1982, returning to Moscow in 1990. Completed grad school in 1997 here at the U. of I. and was able to find employment in 2000. After I got my life together and became a productive member of society, I was a therapist for 15 years, Director of the Palouse Regional Crisis Line (which saved my life in 78’) and the Executive Director for Sojourners’ Alliance, here in Moscow for 14 years.

My life experiences or as my story goes, provides opportunities to understand more deeply the hidden traumas that will impact a person’s decisions and consequences. Taking Back the Night for me is about eliminating fear and understanding the lessons that are taught so I may be a part of the solution!

Meet Steve Bonnar

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