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Take Back the Night Honors Survivors and Raises Awareness of Sexual Violence

April 16, 2013
Take Back The Night activists
Marchers protest violence against women during the 2012 Take Back the Night event at the University of Wyoming.

Take Back the Night, an event to raise awareness of sexual violence, begins with a rally Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m. on Simpson Plaza at the University of Wyoming.

Events also include a march, dance and a performance by Slam Nuba, a slam poetry collective from Denver.

The rally will be followed at 8 p.m. by a march starting in Simpson Plaza. The march will head west to Second Street, east on Garfield to 13th Street, and back to the Wyoming Union. At 9 p.m., immediately following the march, The Magic Beans, an indie band from Boulder, Colo., will headline the moonlight dance in the Wyoming Union.

The event is co-sponsored by the UW STOP Violence program and the Albany County SAFE Project, along with student groups Men’s Action Network and SPEAK Out.

The STOP Violence program at UW provides education, outreach and advocacy to the university community on sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking.

The Albany County SAFE Project advocates for and supports victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, child abuse and elder abuse; and works to create social change through education and awareness to end violence.

The Men’s Action Network is a Registered Student Organization (RSO) that provides education, awareness and empowerment to UW men in regards to healthy masculinity and prevention of sexual and relationship violence.

SPEAK Out! is a Recognized Student Organization (RSO) that fosters awareness of social justice and gender issues on campus.

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