Description of Event:
Our mission is to create safe communities and respectful relationships through awareness events and initiatives. We seek to end sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse, and all other forms of sexual violence. Women across the world are taking back their voices by speaking out against these crimes, but there is much to be accomplished in the fight to end sexual violence. Crimes of this nature continue to appear in the news in epidemic proportions. As the history of Take Back The Night continues to be written, its mission to end sexual violence for all remains a beacon of hope for the millions affected by crimes of violence.
In the late 1960s, TBTN began holding events in the United States after coming stateside from Europe. The Foundation’s Board members and supporters came together to unite the hundreds of events being held under the TBTN banner around the world. Take Back The Night Events occur in over 30 countries worldwide. Over 600 campuses and communities have held Take Back The Night Events to date. We have reached over 30 million people with our message, our support, and our commitment to ending sexual violence.
**This event is put together by the Lawrence YWCA in partnership with the City of Lawrence Mayor's Health Task Force