Ohio University

Take Back the Night

outline of OU skyline with street light illuminating. 'Take back the night' above the skyline.

Save the Date: Thursday, April 2, 2020 at the Athens First United Methodist Church (2 S. College St., Athens, OH 45701)

6PM: Visit exhibits and resources.

7PM: Speakers, followed by the walk into town.

Take Back the Night 2019 was sponsored by Student Senate, Women's Center, Survivor Advocacy Program, Campus Involvement Center, My Sister's Place, Counseling and Psychological Services, Graduate Student Senate, Housing and Residence Life, the Survivor Advocacy Outreach Program, and Athena Cinema. Take Back the Night 2020 sponsorships will be announced soon.

Take Back the Night is an annual event to take back the night from sexual and domestic violence. Everyone, regardless of gender identity, is encouraged to participate in this event that focus on survivor experiences.

Accessibility for the Event

Please notify us by March 20, 2020 if you require an American Sign Language interpreter for the event. You may notify us via email at womenscenter@ohio.edu or via phone at 740-593-9625. The Take Back the Night march will follow a route with accessible sidewalks. A street legal golf cart will be provided for those who require it. To reserve a space on the golf cart, please email womenscenter@ohio.edu.

*This program has received an exemption from mandated reporting in order to allow for full-campus participation by all members of the campus community. Disclosures of incidents of sexual misconduct at this specified event will not be considered notice to Ohio University.

A Message from the Athens First United Methodist Church

The Athens First United Methodist Church is proud to be the location of the 2020 Athen’s Take Back the Night. We are a welcoming congregation, which celebrates the diversity of the human community, and welcomes all persons regardless of gender, race, national origin, physical or mental ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status or economic condition. We also believe, as a guest preacher said on May 26, 2019: “Abuse is a community issue, a world issue, a religious issue, a human issue.” We stand with survivors, of all backgrounds, of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and harassment. We welcome you at the Athens First United Methodist Church, not just on April 2nd, 2020, but every day.

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Take Back the Night marchers in Athens (2018).