Back the Night
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.
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
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.
let the hand you hold, hold you down."