“End it, end it, end the silence! Stop it, stop it, stop the violence!”
A chorus of voices ring out in the spring night as women of all ages march the streets in protest. Take Back the Night is an international event dedicated to protesting and raising awareness of sexual abuse and relationship violence through marches, vigils and other public events.
Walla Walla’s very own Take Back the Night rally will take place on Thursday, April 10th, beginning at 7 p.m. in Whitman’s Cordiner Hall. Students from Whitman College will lead the march.
Donations will be collected to benefit the YWCA.
Rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse and domestic violence are often labeled “crimes of silence” because of low reporting rates and social discomfort with their public discussion. By illuminating these issues, Take Back The Night’s nationwide events and initiatives help survivors know that they are not alone and that these crimes will not be tolerated or left to go silently into the night.
Take Back the Night events seek to heal and empower: Organizers hope to help survivors find their voice and bring communities together in the spirit of wellness. In that process, Take Back the Night events light the pathway from victim to survivor.
Stand with us to end the silence and stop the violence!