Columbia/Barnard Take Back the Night March

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.

Information below:


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

If you’re able to make it out, please do!

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6 comments for “Columbia/Barnard Take Back the Night March

  1. Linnea
    April 8, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Looks awesome! Can’t wait!
    Take Back the Day. Take Back the Night. Take back our bodies. Take up the fight!

  2. Christian
    April 8, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    I just came back from my school’s Take Back the Night event. It really struck me to hear personal accounts from women who could be my classmates. Sexual assault is more real and more personal than I thought and I feel like a stronger ally.

    But I wouldn’t have gone if I hadn’t read this post and found out what Take Back the Night is really about. Thank you, Feministe.

  3. April 9, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Hey, what’s a co-surviver?

  4. April 9, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    uh, co-survivor.

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