Eastern to Host Annual Take Back the Night March and Rally
Posted by Dwight Bachman on April 14, 2009 2:49 PM
Written by Este Yarmosh
Willimantic, Conn. - The Women's Center at EasternConnecticutStateUniversity will host the University's annual Take Back the Night march, rally and speak-out on April 30.The rally begins at in the Student Center Café. A candlelight vigil and march will convene at at the Foster Clock Tower, and will include survivor testimonials.The evening will also feature a coffeehouse and performance at in the Student Center Café.
The first Take Back the Night rally in the United States. started in San Francisco in 1978 following an anti-pornography conference.Today, sexual assault victims' speak-outs are an inseparable part of Take Back the Night.Throughout its history, Take Back the Night has inspired women and men to confront a myriad of social ills, including rape, sexual violence, domestic violence, violence against children and violence against women.