Take Back The Night

Description

Take Back the Night Marches originated in California in the 1970s to protest violence against women. The marches spread around the country, and soon after students began organized annual Take Back the Night marches and rallies at Middlebury. Annual TBTN rallies at Middlebury continued into the 2000s. In the late 90's and early 2000's FAM also organized an annual "Take Back The Night Week," in which they held events and screenings, and invited speakers, on the topic of violence against women.

NOTE: Related content/context for Take Back The Night Week events can be found in the "Feminist Action at Middlebury/Coalition for Feminist Consciousness" collection. This group was responsible for organizing many of the Take Back the Night events over the years.
Search: "The Campus: "Feminist Group Promotes Campus-Wide Awareness""

Date

The first Take Back The Night march at Middlebury College was held on April 25, 1990.

Collection Items

The Campus: "Middlebury students march to take back the night"
This Campus article describes the annual Take Back The Night march in 1992, which included a candlelight march, music, a speaker, and an open microphone session. The article includes information about how Take Back The Night began, speaker Susan…

The Campus: "Unity will conquer the night"
In this Campus opinion piece, Fisher describes a recent Take Back The Night march that she attended as "indescribable" and "empowering." She also relays a story in which a male student asked her whether or not any men had attended the “chick event."…

The Campus: &quot;Tears for the night&quot; <br /><br />
This poetic Campus opinion piece describes Daly's experience of crying during the Take Back The Night event. She states all of the reasons and people she was crying for, and urges people to stay hopeful and take action. Here is the article from The…

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Announcement
This Campus announcement explains that it is Sexual Assault Awareness month, and informs readers about the related events, both on and near campus. One of the events noted is the Take Back The Night March. Here is a photo of the announcement as it…

The Campus: &quot;Take Back the Night march confronts rape and violence&quot;
This Campus feature details the Take Back The Night March/Week held in April of 1998, as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The article describes the march and who attended it. It also describes a blue light study conducted by Jennifer Handal…

The Campus: &quot;Middlebury empowered by Take Back the Night&quot;
This Campus feature describes Take Back The Night Week in April 1995, which culminated in the Take Back The Night March. This week was organized by seniors Jen Kupperman, Brooke McDonald, and Tina Buccholz. Although the article mentions Kupperman…

Photo of &quot;Silent Witnesses&quot; Display
This is a photo from pg. 4 of The Campus on April 16, 1998. The photo depicts students taking in the "Silent Witnesses" display, brought to Middlebury by the Coalition for Feminist Consciousness. This display was part of Take Back The Night Week.

The Campus: &quot;Middlebury lacks rape awareness&quot; <br /><br />
In this Campus opinion piece, Landis reflects on recent racial issues on campus, and asks members of the Middlebury community to examine another issue that has been swept under the rug, sexual assault. Landis discusses the fact that sexual assault is…

The Campus: &quot;‘Take Back the Night&#039; protests violence against women&quot;<br /><br />
This Campus news articles discusses the Take Back The Night March on April 25, 1990 which was attended by over 150 students, faculty, and town members, and organized by Elizabeth Toder '90. This candle lit event included multiple speakers from…

The Campus: &quot;Take Back the Night: In search of security and equality&quot; <br /><br />
This Campus editorial discusses the first ever Take Back The Night march at Middlebury on April 25, 1990. The article mentions the fact that multiple TBTN posters were "defaced or removed" on campus and argues that we all have a responsibility to…
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