Take Back the Night, an internationally recognized rally and protest to raise awareness of sexual violence, will still take place on the Colorado State campus on April 28, with a speak-out and a keynote address. Due to the weather, however, the march to Old Town Fort Collins has been canceled.
Designed to create an atmosphere of empowerment, the annual event will start with the speak-out at 6:30 p.m. in Clarke A 102.
“In the speak-out, we cultivate a safe environment for victims and survivors to share their experience and emotions in regards to their previous sexual assault,” explained Sasha Nicole Stauffer, president of the CSU Campus Feminist Alliance, which sponsors Take Back the Night. “This is a very moving and emotional event, which takes much strength and bravery from all involved.”
Both the speak-out and the keynote by Cori Wong, director of the Women and Gender Collaborative at CSU, are free and open to the public. No photography is allowed at the speak-out.