UMBC's Take Back the Night 2020
A Sexual Assault Awareness Month Event
This event has been cancelled.
When we began planning for this event-packed month weeks and months ago, we never imagined we’d have to re-envision everything just days before April began. The events, activism, discussions, support, and stories that stem from Sexual Assault Awareness Month are some of the Women’s Center’s most significant and special. We want you to know that it is okay to grieve Take Back the Night and our other annual traditions not taking place as they always do this year. We are alongside you in that grieving process, and we hope that in these extraordinary times, we can continue to act with extraordinary compassion and conscientiousness to prevent sexual violence at UMBC and beyond.
We invite survivors to share their stories, poetry, artwork and more so we can create a virtual zine to honor this year's Take Back the Night. More details to come!
In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, join the Women's Center on Commons Main Street on Thursday, April 16th and let's take back the night!!
Events and activities include:
-The Survivor Speak Out (begins by 6:15pm)
-Campus March Against Sexual Violence
-The Clothesline Project
-Community Resource Fair and Craftivism (including the opportunity to make Clothesline Project t-shirts, Dear Survivor letters, and self-care takeaways) and We Believe You discussion group hosted in the Women's Center post-march.
There is limited seating for the survivor speak-out. We recommend you arrive early. As seating fills up, we encourage you to make your way up to the balcony area on the 2nd floor of The Commons. We also encourage you to check out the community resources as you're waiting for the speak-out to begin.
Stay tuned by liking the Women's Center on Facebook and following us on Instagram and Twitter. #UMBCtbtn is the official hashtag, so follow us there, too! You can see picturesfrom past years Take Back the Night on our blog.
For more information about UMBC's Take Back the Night, you can visit our What You Need to Know about TBTN blog series. Posts include more information about the survivor speak-out, the march, Greek Week involvement, and the post-march craftivism. More posts will be shared and/or updated leading up to 2020's event.
UMBC students who identify as survivors are invited to speak at the speak-out forum. You can contact the Women's Center for more details, but you do not have to sign up in advanced to speak at the forum.
If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact the Women's Center at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
**Please note that we are requesting any one taking photos beyond personal use (i.e. media, class assignment) should reach out to the Women's Center to request a press pass prior to TBTN. Please email email@example.com for details. Please read our blog about ethical photography at events like TBTN**
Want learn more about what Take Back The Night is?
Visit www.takebackthenight.org for more information.
For accommodation needs or support, please contact the Women's Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-455-2714 or stopping by to meet with us.
*ASL interpretation will be provided via our co-sponsorship with Student Disability Services and the campus march route is wheel-chair accessible.*
This Women's Center event is co-sponsored by UMBC's SGA, Student Disability Services, and We Believe You.