Take Back the Night, an annual march and speak-out in support of victims and survivors of sexual violence, is next Wednesday, April 10th at 8:00pm in the Putt-Delaney Courtyard. The Haven Project invites you to join us in demonstrating support and solidarity with victims and survivors. Free t-shirts will be distributed beginning at 7:15pm in the Putt-Delaney Courtyard. At 8:00pm, we will march through campus to the HUB. At 8:45pm in the HUB Ohio Room, victims and survivors will be welcomed to speak in a safe and supportive space.
All students, faculty, staff, and community members are welcome. There will be attendance vouchers available at the speak-out for students. Please invite your students and anyone that you think may be interested in this event. Emotional support staff, therapy dogs, and refreshments will be available.
On Tuesday, April 9th from 4:00pm-7:00pm, anyone who is interested may also meet the Haven Project in the Oak Grove for Chalk the Walk, during which we will chalk statistics and supportive messages around campus in preparation for Take Back the Night.
Finally, tomorrow, Tuesday, April 2nd from 5:00pm-7:00pm, the Haven Project is hosting a Clothesline Project workshop in room G-18 of Suites on Maple East. The Clothesline Project uses t-shirts as an educational art form to inform students and the community that violence is a problem everywhere, help is available, and there is hope and a path to healing. At this workshop, victims and survivors can make a t-shirt that will be anonymously displayed as part of Haven Project’s Take Back the Night. Anyone making a shirt is welcome to bring friends or loved ones along for support, but we ask that only those directly affected by violence make a shirt.