Several people hold up a banner that reads Take Back the Night outside of the Humber College’s Learning Resource Commons.

Humber College students recently gathered to denounce sexual assault and sexual violence and to show support for survivors as part of Take Back the Night.

The Humber community came together last month in the Learning Resource Commons at North Campus for the college’s seventh annual Take Back the Night event.  

Two people have a discussion next to a series of handwritten notes that begins ‘Dear survivor.’

Chris Mahon, coordinator, Sexual Violence Prevention and Education at Humber, said Take Back the Night had resources for students and was a show of support for survivors of sexual violence. It also highlighted the importance of eliminating sexual violence while empowering the Humber community.

A large group of students hold up signs and a banner that reads Take Back the Night.

There was a resource fair to showcase the campus’ services, remarks from Associate Vice-President, Learner and Career Success and Dean of Students Ian Crookshank as well as music and spoken word performances.

Two people hold up signs that read ‘Listen when a girl says no’ and ‘Shatter the silence. Stop the violence.’

“I want to thank everyone who attended Take Back the Night,” said Mahon. “It was amazing to see so many learners, faculty, and staff present at the event. We hope that everyone was able to explore our resources, connect with other folks on campus, and learn how they too can help eliminate violence in our community.”

A collection of signs spread out on the floor showing support for Humber’s Take Back the Night event.

The event concluded with the community marching across campus while cheering and chanting to support the elimination of violence and everyone’s right to feel safe.

Several people pose for a photo wearing Take Back the Night t-shirts.

To find out more, visit the Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence Support webpage.