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Take Back the Night

Take Back The Night. Bobcats Ending Sexual Violence. Monday April 23rd 6 - 8 PM. Rally & Spoken Word. Graphic features dark tones with and image of Old Main and a woman jumping and speaking into a megaphone.

Join Texas State University as we Take Back The Night!

Hosted by: Ebony Stewart, three-time slam champion from Austin, Texas

Place: Meet at 6 p.m. at the Stallions and we will march to the LBJ Student Center Amphitheater. Spoken word with Ebony Stewart starts at 6:30 p.m.

We are looking for students to share stories and messages surrounding sexual violence and/or ending sexual violence through spoken word. To share your story, register by clicking here. All who enter will receive a Take Back the Night T-Shirt.

Help us create safe and respectful communities and end sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and all other forms of sexual violence through rallying together and having our voices heard.

We all play a role in helping to end sexual violence on our campus and in our communities. It will take all our voices in solidarity to speak out against all forms of violence. We are looking for students to share stories and messages surrounding sexual violence through spoken word.    

Texas State’s Take Back The Night will be an empowering event that will help shatter the silence that often exists around sexual violence.

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History of Take Back the Night

Take Back the Night (TBTN) started in the early 1970s and is one of the earliest protests to end sexual assault and violence against women. Following numerous incidents of violence, activism rose to great heights. Major protests revolved around safety and resources for women in college, snuff pornography and deaths of women. One incident in particular was the October 1975 death of microbiologist Susan Alexander Speeth. Speeth was stabbed to death on her walk home. In 1977 in West Germany, protests rose with demands for "the right to move freely in their communities at day and night without harassment and sexual assault."
Now the Take Back the Night Foundation supports over 300 event holders and more organizers join each year with the goal to end sexual violence in all forms and support survivors.

History of Take Back the Night at Texas State University

TBTN has been held every year during the Sexual Assault Awareness Month of April. This will be the fourth annual TBTN featuring Ebony Stewart!
The first Take Back the Night (TBTN) event was held at Texas State University in April 2015 to raise awareness about sexual assault.