Group of students at the 2015 Take Back the Night event.

Take Back The Night

Take Back The Night (TBTN) is an international event intended to educate, protest, and bring awareness of violence. Throughout history, TBTN has inspired both women and men to confront a myriad of social ills, including rape, sexual violence, domestic violence, violence against children, and violence against women.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Commons Auditorium, 5:30 p.m.

Take Back the Night is an annual event that has been held at UWF since 2000. The event begins with an information fair that promotes campus and community resources for dating violence, stalking, and sexual violence. The event ends with a campus march, where students “take back the night” with chants of activism and support for survivors. Historically, more than 500 students have been in attendance.

Take Back the Night showcases a variety of media, news, and other recent events that highlight sexual violence awareness or education. Additionally, many survivors, both male and female, speak out during the event by sharing their personal stories with sexual or dating violence and many other students participate in Creativity for a Cause. Students can submit original songs, poetry, spoken word, art, dance, monologues, etc. Students who were selected perform their pieces at Take Back the Night.

The colloquium ends with a powerful survivor stand where survivors have the opportunity to stand and feel supported by all those in attendance. Knowing that one in five college women and one in sixteen college men are sexual assault survivors, this activity really resonates with the student body where both women and men can stand together to show their support in ending violence on our campus.

Download a printable Take Back The Night 2019 event flyer

Take Back The Night Gallery