Take Back the Night: Demanding an end to sexual violence.
- Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 8:00am to 10:00pm
- Strand Union Building, Ballroom B & C - view map
Take Back the Night 2018
SHATTER THE SILENCE. STOP THE VIOLENCE.
Over 40 years ago, survivors began to stand up and speak out against sexual violence under the banner of Take Back the Night. Since that time, survivors from across the globe have been coming together to raise their voices and shatter the silence, but there is still much to be accomplished in the fight to end sexual violence. Crimes of sexual violence continue to occur in epidemic proportions. As the history of Take Back the Night continues to be written, its mission to end sexual violence for all remains a beacon of hope for the millions affected by crimes of violence. We have made great strides, but our march continues.
Take Back the Night 2018 is a collaboration of campus and community members, uniting to take a stand against violence. Together, we can raise awareness about attitudes and policies that perpetuate violence, listen to and stand in solidarity with those who have been impacted by sexual violence, and demand an end to interpersonal violence. This year’s Survivor Speak-Out, Rally for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, Take Back the Night March, and Celebration provide us the opportunity to support one another, share our stories, and raise our collective voices against violence. All events are FREE and everyone is welcome.
When: Thursday, April 5th
Who: MSU VOICE Center, Students Against Sexual Assault, Society of American Indian Graduate Students at MSU, Chicks with Sticks, Sigma Phi Epsilon, MSU Lacrosse, and Pi Beta Phi
Schedule of Events:
9:00am: Art Display & FACES Project Gallery Opening 9am-5pm Thursday & Friday in SUB Ballroom B
5:30pm: Survivor SpeakOut* 5:30-7pm in MSU’s SUB Ballroom B – Hosted by the MSU VOICE Center
7:00pm: Rally for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women* In front of Montana Hall at MSU – Hosted by the Society of American Indian Graduate Students and Students Against Sexual Assault
(Speakers will be highlighting MMIW & calling for action. Native drummers and elders invite all attendees to participate in a round dance)
7:30pm: March** Take Back the Night March will depart from outside Montana Hall, heading North on 8th Street, ending at the Baxter Hotel (led by Students Against Sexual Assault and Chicks with Sticks)
8:30pm: Celebration** at the Baxter Ballroom with a DJ and food (sponsored by Sigma Phi Epsilon, MSU Lacrosse, and Pi Beta Phi)
*We honor the voices of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQIAP), male survivors, survivors of color, and the disabled community
*ASL interpretation will be available at the Speak-Out and Rally
*Throughout the event the MSU VOICE Center will provide confidential advocacy and support to survivors and allies regardless of when or where the assault occurred.
**LateNight Streamline will be operating to provide transportation back to MSU following the March & Celebration.
*For more information and details, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1461495063960760/
- VOICE Center