NOVA is hosting their first Take Back The Night event on the Loudoun Campus on April Tuesday, 22nd @ 6pm. Below is some history about this event.
“The Take Back The Night Foundation serves to create safe communities and respectful relationships through awareness events and initiatives. They seek to end sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse and all other forms of sexual violence.
One of the first “Take Back the Night” marches was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in October 1975, after the murder of a microbiologist, Susan Alexander Speeth, who was stabbed to death while walking home alone.“Take Back the Night” was used as the title of a 1977 memorial read by Anne Pride at an anti-violence rally in Pittsburgh.
Since the 1970s in the United States, Take Back The Night has focused on eliminating sexual violence, in all forms, and thousands of colleges, universities, women’s centers, and rape crisis centers have sponsored events all over the country.”
For more information on this event, contact Negar Ehsani, Sexual Assault Services (SAS) Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-338-0834