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"Men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less."

-Susan B. Anthony


Take Back the Night

The first Take Back the Night event began in England in 1877 as a women only protest against the violence and fear women encountered walking the streets at night. The first Take Back the Night March in the US was held in San Francisco in 1978 to protest violence against women, particularly sexual assault. Since then, Take Back the Night events have spread across the nation broadening in perspective and taking on many forms.

There is no "correct" way to organize a Take Back the Night March and rally. Organizers must decide for themselves what is most effective and empowering for their community. Some events are loud and noisy with chanting and singing, while others are carried out solemnly by candlelight. Many organizers have included a speak-out at their events to give survivors the opportunity to express themselves.

Join us on April 21, 2010 for the next Take Back the Night March and Rally!

The Bozeman Take Back the Night March  is sponsored by the MSU VOICE Center, Men Stopping Rape, HAVEN, the MSU Women's Center, the Help Center, and Students Against Sexual Assault. Next years' event will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 @ 6:00 P.M. when we will convene in front of the Courthouse (on Main and Third) and march from the courthouse downtown to the MSU-Bozeman campus to hold a rally and speak-out in the Strand Union Building.  

"Never let the hand you hold, hold you down."

-Author unknown