On the night of Thursday April 16th, there will be a Take Back the Night March held in New York City. One of the event’s coordinators, Robin, said in her email to me that the march is “an empowering event for both men and women, survivors, co-survivors and allies,” and it looks like efforts have been made to make the event as accessible as possible.
COLUMBIA/BARNARD TAKE BACK THE NIGHT
April 16th, 2009
March starts at 9pm, Barnard Gates (117th & Broadway, NYC)
Speakout starts at 11pm, LeFrak Gym, Barnard College
“Tonight is a night of survival, in the most active sense of the word”
The mission of Take Back the Night March and Speakout is to break the silence about sexual violence by inviting the Morningside Heights community to gather together, as survivors, allies, family, friends, neighbors and strangers, to support each other and protest the violence that affects all of us. The march is an opportunity to re-claim the streets of New York City, the neighborhood of Morningside Heights, and the Columbia campus as safe spaces. After the march, we host a Speakout, during which community members speak anonymously about their experiences. The march is wheelchair accessible. Free childcare will be provided. ASL signer will be present during pre-march rally.
For more information contact TBTN.at.Columbia@gmail.com
If you’re able to make it out, please do!
- Take Back the Night by Jill April 9, 2007
- Take Back the Night at Barnard and Columbia by Jill April 4, 2008
- London Flashmob Protest Against Violence Against Women by Cara June 12, 2009
- Come out Thursday and support GEMS by Jill March 20, 2009
- International Sex Workers Rights Day by Cara March 3, 2009