Take Back The Night has become internationally known as a way to take a stand against sexual violence and speak out against these horrible crimes. For over 40 years in the United States, the annual Take Back The Night rally and protest 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.
This year’s Fort Collins rally, hosted by the Campus Feminist Alliance with support from Colorado State University’s Women and Gender Advocacy Center as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, takes place April 26, beginning at 6 p.m. on the Monfort Quad on the CSU campus. The program starts with a speak-out, a space where survivors are invited to either share their story or listen to the stories of other survivors. The speak-out will be followed immediately by a march from campus into Old Town.
“We honor the voices of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer (G.L.B.T.Q.), male survivors, survivors of color, and the disabled community,” said Monica Rivera, director of WGAC. “Throughout the event WGAC provides victim advocacy to survivors and allies regardless of where and when the assault took place.”
For more information, visit the WGAC website.
Other SAAM events
R.E.D. Open House, April 24, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Women and Gender Advocacy Center, LSC 234
The second edition of the Red Whistle’s Brigade zene will drop with an open house. Refreshments will be provided, as well as a glitter jar station and other self-care activities.
Consent Turns Me On Carnival, April 24, 6-8 p.m., Durrell Center.
Co-sponsored by WGAC and Residence Life, the annual CTMO Carnival will include carnival games, prizes, snacks, t-shirts, and the CTMO photo booth.