September 22nd, 2022 - Take Back the Night

Thank you for joining us at this year's Take Back the Night! We look forward to seeing you next year and at our other programming. Feel free to fill out our Take Back the Night Feedback form for all those who attended the event: https://forms.office.com/r/08cr9juw4h

See our thank you video on our Instagram below:

Take Back the Night History

The topic of violence against women became prominent in public discussion in the early 1970s, with women starting to speak up against the lack of resources and safety for women in communities. In Philadelphia in 1975, a microbiologist, Susan Alexander Speeth, was stabbed to death while walking home alone. In response, the citizens held a march with the message that women should not have to be afraid to walk alone at night. From there, marches to "Take Back the Night" spread, a night where women can reclaim the night and feel safe amongst allies. Today, as an international campaign, Take Back the Night recognizes that people of all genders can experience sexual assault and other forms of sexual violence, and we march in support for all survivors.

Take Back the Night at Humber College and the University of Guelph-Humber

Humber will be hosting it's seventh annual Take Back the Night this September 2022! Take Back the Night is a collaborative initiative developed with representation from:

  • Consent Peer Education Program
  • IGNITE
  • Guelph-Humber Student Life
  • Centre for Human Rights, Equity & Inclusion
  • Health & Counselling
  • Indigenous Education & Engagement
  • BSSE
  • LGBTQ+ Resource Centre
  • Residence Life

 

 

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