Portland State University has been holding this annual event, sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center, and organized by students since 2002. We invite you to become part of the solution, part of the end to sexual violence. Let’s join together in solidarity and in community!
This year we will be focusing on anti-racist sexual violence prevention, response, and dialogue! This will be a campus wide action through hosting the Oregon University System Best Practices Conference on Sexual Misconduct and Prevention, the 2016 Take Back the Day Symposium, and Take Back the Night on April 26th, 2016.
Our 2016 Keynote Speaker: Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha http://www.brownstargirl.org/
Take Back the Night Agenda:
5:30-6:00 PM – Resource Fair
6:00-6:10 PM – Opening Remarks
6:10-6:25 PM – Blessing Ceremony by Deborah Shipman
6:25-6:45 PM- Introduction and Notes from Dr. Treva Lindsey
6:45-6:55 PM- Performance by Janit Saechao
6:55-7:00 PM- Take Back the Night Raffle
7:00-8:15 PM- Keynote: Leah Lakshmi Piepzna Samarasinha
8:15-8:45 PM -Take Back the Night Rally!
8:45-9:00 PM- Moment of Noise and Closing Remarks
*We welcome all allies and survivors to this event. In breaking the silence around violence for folks belonging to marginalized identities, we especially invite queer people, people of color, and qtpoc to share this space.