Take Back The Night 2017

Madison has an exciting event coming up next week called Take Back The Night. Never heard of it? No problem, Alexandra Desautel can tell you all about it!

What is Take Back The Night?

Take Back The Night is a nationwide movement that has two goals: spread awareness about sexual assault and empower victims to take back the night from the fear that many of us feel.

 

Why is this important?

Our mission is to "Take Back The Night" - reclaiming a time of our day that women are told to not walk alone or to not be out at all. Together we hope to not only raise awareness, but to show support for victims, and demand that we stop teaching women "how to not get raped" and start teaching men to not rape. Boys will not "be boys", and we are all responsible for helping to change this culture. 

How can students here on campus get involved with the event?

We will presenting Madison's own TBTN event on April 19th at 8:00 pm. We will have a presentation from local community leaders and members of the TBTN team. Following our presentation, our participations will take back the night by participating in a 5k Run/ 2mi Walk from City Hall around Lake Monona.

One last note from Alexandra: “PLEASE consider either signing up for the run or donating to the cause! This money will go towards providing educational programming for students, parents, and teachers, regardless of gender!”

Sign up for the event here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1I7LZcuF_JmUOCIwkH1fW0OTw6v_FKHzUfaq24zX9OA8/viewform?edit_requested=true