Take Back the Night
“Take Back the Night” is an internationally held march and rally that was initially intended to protest the violence women experienced while walking in public at night. This movement has now grown to encompass all forms of violence against all persons. It’s an opportunity to speak out against violence and raise community awareness as a way to reduce the risk against future threats of that violence.
Our community has worked to establish this opportunity for its members to take a stand and march against this silent epidemic known as sexual assault. This activity is part of Kentucky’s recognition of March being Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Our march and rally has grown to over 500 people participating!
Throughout its’ history, Take Back the Night has inspired both men and women to confront social injustices and assert that all human beings have the right to be free from violence, to be heard and the right to reclaim those rights if they are violated. Take Back the Night events can come in many ways but usually consist of a rally, march, candlelight vigil and/or speak out.
Please contact your local sexual trauma recovery center or WKU’s Counseling and Testing Center for more information on how, as a community member, member of an organization, friend or survivor, can “Take Back the Night.”