Take Back the Night March and Rally
The Feminist Collective, a group that meets under the Center for Gender, Sexuality and Activism at Boston University is hosting a Take Back the Night march and rally on Friday, March 30 at 7:00 PM at the BU Beach with support from the university. Take Back the Night is a sex-positive, anti-violence and sexual assault awareness campaign.
The goal of Take Back the Night is to empower students who have felt endangered by going out at night, especially survivors of sexual assault. The audience and participants will be comprised of all genders and from diverse populations of the BU community.
Students, administrators, faculty and community members will come together for a speak-out, rally and march through BU’s campus, ending in celebration back at the BU Beach with music and theater performances. The rally will include speeches by nationally Certified Sexuality Educator Megan Andelloux, an in-depth explanation of consent, what it means to be a bystander, and an emphasis on the importance of the entire BU community to ensure safety and support of peers and students.
7:00pm – Introductions
7:10pm – Oh Megan! Speaking (http://ohmegan.com/)
7:25 – Speaker on Consent
7:35 – Skit about bystanders & community building
7:45 – Speak Out & Vigil (break into small groups to share stories, candles will be distributed)
8:10 – March! Route will be distributed on site. Start & end at BU Beach.
9:00 – Celebration
10:00pm – End
**all times are approximate
Everyone is encouraged to bring noise makers, signs, their stories and friends. Show your support on Twitter using #TBTNBU. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For a history of Take Back the Night: http://www.takebackthenight.org/