Posted: Apr 4, 2013 5:27 PM by MTN News
Updated: Apr 4, 2013 5:34 PM
BOZEMAN - Nationally, 1 out of 3 women and 1 out of every 6 men have experienced sexual or relationship violence in their lifetime at the hands of someone they know. Organizers of this year's Take Back the Night believe it's time to make a change.
"I think what take back the night brings is an awareness that sexual assault does happen on our campus as well as relationship violence and stalking and I think that's often over looked," said Voice Center Advocate Hannah Wahlert.
Joe Schumacher, an advocate with the Voice Center, joined to encourage more men to support the cause,
"I think it's really important that everybody has a part in bringing a stop to this in our community," said Schumacher.
This year's Take Back the Night events will provide an opportunity for men and women to come together to take a stand against violence and provide those who have been impacted with an opportunity to speak out and heal. The Breaking the Silence art display, Survivor Speak-Out, Take Back the Night March, and Rock Against Rape events provide us the opportunity to come together, share our stories, and raise our voices against violence. All events are free and the community is invited to attend.
When: Thursday, April 4th
Schedule of Events:
9:00am-5:00pm: MSU SUB Ballroom C - Breaking the Silence: An all-day art display focusing on empowerment
6:00pm: MSU SUB Ballroom C - Speak-Out (survivors and loved ones are invited to share their stories)
7:00pm: Meet on the North Steps of the SUB - Moment of Silence, Rally & Take Back the Night March led by MT Women's Chorus & Chicks with Sticks. Take Back the Night March will depart the MSU SUB, heading North on 8th Street, ending at the Baxter Hotel)
8:00pm: Baxter Ballroom - 5th Annual Rock Against Rape featuring local DJ Missy O'Malley sponsored by Men Stopping Rape and Sigma Phi Epsilon
Goal: To demand an end to sexual violence and provide those who have been impacted by violence a chance to speak out and heal.
Sponsored by: MSU VOICE Center, Students Against Sexual Assault, Men Stopping Rape, Sexual Assault Counseling Center, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Help Center, Montana Women's Chorus, and Chicks with Sticks
The cost of this event is: FREE
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For questions regarding this event, please contact:
Students Against Sexual Assault,