Take Back the Night is coming April 18

By Briana Ward.

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Don’t forget to mark the date of April 18th on your calendar for Take Back the Night! The evening begins at 6:30 PM with the pre-march rally on the UMKC Quad at 52nd St. and Rockhill Road. There will be FREE food! Following the rally at 7:30, we begin our march to the JC Nichols Fountain.  The Speak Out will start at the Fountain at 8:00 PM. All are welcome to come support victims of sexual assault and to share in the effort to unify women, men, and children in an awareness of violence against women, men, children, and families. Together we will take a stand against violence until our nights, our days, our homes, and campuses are safe for everyone!

This event is sponsored by the UMKC Violence Prevention and Response Project.

Take Back the Night is an event that has been gaining momentum for forty years. To learn more about this international movement, follow the links below.

History of Take Back the Night

Temple University

Megan Gibson’s article for Time

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