Take Back the Night Rally, March & Speak Out Against Sexual & Domestic Violence

April 25, 2019
6:00 pmto9:00 pm

The UO Women’s Center will conduct its annual Take Back the Night Rally, March and Speak Out Against Sexual and Domestic Violence on Thursday, April 25, 2019 starting at 6pm in the EMU Amphitheater.

Take Back the Night is a yearly international protest founded in 1976 which seeks to raise awareness about the realities of sexual and domestic violence on campus and in the community, both for survivors of sexual and domestic violence and those who want to support and bear witness in solidarity.

Take Back the Night is a survivor-centered event that begins with a rally in the EMU Amphitheater at 6pm, continues at 7pm as a march through the streets of Eugene to symbolize reclaiming people’s safety on public streets at night, and ends with a speak out in the community at 8:30pm during which survivors can share personal stories of how sexual and domestic violence has impacted their lives.

This year marks 41 years of TBTN in Lane County. The Rally will feature speakers from UO student groups Black Student Union, Native American Student Union, Muxeres, as well as speakers representing the LGBTQIA+ Community and Non Traditional Student Community, Planned Parenthood REVolution Youth Leadership Program and a Keynote by Disability Justice Activist Lydia X. Z. Brown.

The theme for this year’s event is centering Disability Justice and the Disabled Community as well as other marginalized communities too often left out of essential dialogue about sexual and domestic violence.

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