Take Back the Night supports survivors and condemns gender-based violence

BY Alex Houdeshell • April 18, 2019 • 6:00 a.m.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month is in full swing with a variety of events on campus to raise awareness and talk about the issue, but a big part of this is providing victims and survivors of gender-based violence with a place to be supported and tell their stories. With a “speak out” portion to give a survivors a platform and a march to express the need for structural change, Take Back the Night created a supportive community focused on growing beyond violence.

Take Back the Night is an annual event primarily organized by the Women’s Center, and this year it focused a lot on a Mexican proverb that is the theme for this year’s awareness month: “They tried to bury us, they didn’t know we were seeds.”