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Take Back the Night


Mark Your Calendar to Help End Violence, Oct 25  
Business Affairs is supporting Take Back the Night, Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Sombrilla.  UTSA Police Chief Gerald Lewis will speak on steps students and other members of the campus community can take to end sexual, relationship, and domestic violence. The evening begins at 6:00 with banner making, followed by a march, presentations, and poetry reading. 

Take Back the Night is an international experience developed in response to a number of critical issues, particularly as a way to protest violence against women walking at night. Over time, the mission has grown to encompass a wide range of sources and victims of violence. Now the common purpose is to raise awareness about violence and to advocate for the right of everyone to feel safe from sexual violence.

Learn more about Take Back the Night at UTSA

Women are often told to be extra careful and take precautions when going out at night. In some parts of the world, even today, women are not allowed out at night. So when women struggle for freedom, we must start at the beginning by fighting for freedom of movement, which we have not had and do not now have. We must recognize that freedom of movement is a precondition for anything else. It comes before freedom of speech in importance because without it freedom of speech cannot in fact exist.  — Source, The Night and Danger by Andrea Dworkin

 


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10-04-2016