April 20, 2012 STAFF/STU

Take Back the Night Week 2012

Save the dates for this year’s events during the week-long series sponsored by Take Back the Night. John Carroll University’s Take Back the Night Week consists of a series of educational and political events designed to raise awareness about sexual assault and domestic abuse in our communities.

The week’s main event is the Take Back the Night Rally, March, and Speak Out, which always takes place on Thursday night. On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday students offer a variety of events that relate to the week’s theme including guest speakers, film showings, art therapy, self-defense workshops, peer education presentations, t-shirt sales, and a survivor celebration.

Take Back the Night Week provides the John Carroll community with an opportunity to speak out against all forms of sexualized violence. The goals of this event are to foster an environment of support and healing wherein survivors are empowered to express their experiences, to raise awareness of the ways sexualized violence is used to perpetuate racism, sexism, and other forms of oppression, and to build a network of individuals committed to creating a community free of sexualized violence.

Take Back the Night is designed, initiated, and organized by John Carroll students.

This year’s schedule consists of:

  • Monday, April 23 – Beauty, Language, and Pop Culture; 7 p.m. in the Dolan Science Center Atrium
  • Tuesday, April 24 – Relationship Violence Awareness; 7 p.m. LSC Conference Room
  • Wednesday, April 25 – Processes of Healing; 7 p.m. in various locations throughout the student center
  • Thursday, April 26 – Rally, March, and Speak Out beginning at 6 p.m. in the student center atrium
  • Friday, April 27 – International Issues; 10 a.m. and following in the Underground, O’Malley Center Atrium, and Dolan Science Center Atrium

Save the dates, and keep your eyes open for more information.

Contact Katie Ratajczak at kratajczak12@jcu.edu or Jen McWeeney at jmcweeny@jcu.edu for more details.