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Take Back the Night

Take Back the Night is the first worldwide effort to combat sexual violence.

WVU Take Back the Night Event, Fall 2019

This year, WVU will join hundreds of college campuses in holding a Take Back the Night event.

Take Back the Night is an education and advocacy event that aims to bring awareness to sexual assault through unity and creativity. On October 17th, 2019, the WVU community will have the chance to come together as allies, reclaim their voice, and confront sexual violence issues. The event will include a featured speaker, art exhibition, Take Back the Night march, candle light vigil, and the opportunity to connect to campus and community resources.

TBNT is a free event.

Event Schedule

6:30pm - 7pm             Featured Speaker                        Gluck Theater

6:30pm - 9pm             Art Exhibition                               Shenandoah Room

This part of TBNT will showcase artwork focusing on issues of sexual assault and is a chance for students to explore their creative side while participating in a meaningful project.

If you are interested in showcasing your work, apply here:

7pm - 7:30pm            Take Back the Night March          Mountainlair

The TNBT March is the key part of Take Back the Night and is meant to unite members of our community and create a greater sense of allyship. We will start on the steps of the Mountainlair and will walk down Willey St. to High St, walk down High, turn around and come back to Willey and cross over the end on the Lair Green.

7:30pm - 9pm            Brave Space Tabling                    Vandalia Lounge

Brave Space Tabling will connect students to campus and community resources and information that could help them in times of need. Participants include RDVIC, Title IX, Women’s Resource Center, Carruth, Council for Women’s Concerns, Student Health and SANE nurses from WVU Medicine, the LGBTQ+ Center, and Morgantown NOW.

8pm - 9pm                 Domestic Violence Vigil               The Green

At this candlelight vigil, presented in collaboration with RDVIC, Joyce Yedlowsky from the WV Coalition Against Domestic Violence will speak about topics of domestic violence and sexual assault and first responders from the community will share how cases of sexual violence have impacted their experiences on the job. After the speakers, a moment of silence will occur for victims of such violence. Candles will be provided by the RDVIC and Title IX. 

For more information about the Take Back the Night Foundation, visit

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