University of Dubuque to Host Take Back the Night Event at Allison-Henderson Park - CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN
Mar 24, 2021 | University Relations staff
UPDATE: The annual Tri-College Take Back the Night scheduled for Wednesday, April 7, has been canceled due to the weather forecast.
DUBUQUE, Iowa – The annual Tri-College Take Back the Night event will be held 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at Allison-Henderson Park, 1500 Loras Boulevard.
The event, which provides a safe space to speak out against sexual violence, is free to attend and open to the public.
Hosted by the University of Dubuque this year, Tri-College Take Back the Night is coordinated by UD, Loras College, Clarke University, and Riverview Center. The event will include speakers from all three colleges as well as Riverview Center. Additionally, survivors of sexual violence and allies will be invited to speak out about their experiences.
Counselors will be available throughout the event to provide support.
“On behalf of the ad hoc committee organizing this event, we hope community members will join us to raise awareness in the prevention of sexual violence. This event provides us an opportunity to give voice to those who have been victimized, to promote education and resources for those interested to learn more about the topic, and to promote social change,” said Amy Baus, director of vocation, civic engagement, and life services at UD.
Take Back the Night Foundation is the earliest worldwide movement to stand against sexual violence, according to its website. Its mission as a charitable foundation is to end sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse, and all other forms of sexual violence. Take Back the Night Foundation serves to create safe communities and respectful relationships through awareness events and initiatives.
For those unable to attend who would like more information about violence prevention, specifically preventing sexual violence, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/sexualviolence/fastfact.html
For more information about the Tri-College Take Back the Night event, please contact Amy Baus at Abaus@dbq.edu.