Take Back The Night 2017: Event Series
- Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 9:00am to 9:30pm
- Strand Union Building, Ballroom B - view map
Over 40 years ago, women began to stand up and speak out against sexual violence under the banner of Take Back the Night. Since that time, survivors from across the globe have been coming together to raise their voices and shatter the silence, but there is still much to be accomplished in the fight to end sexual violence. Crimes of sexual violence continue to occur in epidemic proportions. As the history of Take Back the Night continues to be written, its mission to end sexual violence for all remains a beacon of hope for the millions affected by crimes of violence. We have made great strides, but our march continues.
Take Back the Night 2017 is a collaboration of campus and community members, uniting to take a stand against violence. Together, we can raise awareness about attitudes and policies that perpetuate violence, listen to and stand in solidarity with those who have been impacted by sexual violence, and demand an end to interpersonal violence. This year’s Survivor Speak-Out, Take Back the Night Rally, March, and Celebration provide us the opportunity to support one another, share our stories, and raise our collective voices against violence. All events are FREE and everyone is welcome.
When: Thursday, April 6th
Who: MSU VOICE Center, Students Against Sexual Assault, Not In Our House, Help Center’s Sexual Assault Counseling Center, Chicks with Sticks, and Kate and the AlleyKats
Schedule of Events:
9:00am: Art Display & FACES Project Gallery Opening 9am-5pm Thursday & Friday in SUB Ballroom B
5:30pm: Survivor SpeakOut 5:30-7pm in MSU’s SUB Ballroom B – Hosted by the MSU VOICE Center. All survivors and their friends and family are welcome to come and share their stories in a safe and supportive environment.
7:00pm: Rally! In front of Montana Hall at MSU – Hosted by the Students Against Sexual Assault
(Special guests TBA)
7:30pm: March Take Back the Night March will depart from outside Montana Hall, heading North on 8th
Street and east on Main Street, ending at the Baxter Hotel (led by Students Against Sexual Assault and Chicks with Sticks)
8:00pm: Celebration at the Baxter Ballroom with live music by Kate and the AlleyKats
(the celebration supports the Help Center’s Sexual Assault Counseling Center)
FREE Transportation: Free shuttle buses from the Element Hotel to MSU are available to transport participants to the Survivor Speakout, Rally, and March. Participants are invited to park in Downtown Bozeman (two hour parking on the street, open parking after 6pm, or park in the parking garage on Mendenhall between Tracy and Black). Buses depart from the North side of the Element Hotel at 4:45pm, 5:15pm, 6:00pm, and 6:30pm and drop off in front of MSU’s Student Union Building. Reserve your seat at: https://tinyurl.com/TBTNshuttle
*LateNight Streamline will be operating to provide transportation back to MSU following the March & Celebration.
*We honor the voices of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQIAP), male survivors, survivors of color, and the disabled community
*Throughout the event the MSU VOICE Center will provide confidential advocacy and support to survivors and allies regardless of when or where the assault occurred.
*For more information and details, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1910178539213736/
- VOICE Center