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What is Take Back the Night?

Take Back the Night began in 1970’s and is often held as marches, rallies, and vigils to protest and take direct action against rape and other forms of sexual, relationship and domestic violence.

Take Back the Night (TBTN) brings awareness to the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault in all forms by empowering survivors with hope, inspiration, support and resources to begin healing from trauma. We encourage all people, whether or not they are survivors of violence or abuse, to be allies and take part in this important event.  

Suffolk County Community College coordinates engagement projects, in which students and faculty can take part, that include Lantern Bags, a Clothesline Project, Painted Rocks, and Paper Butterflies. Each of these encourages people to write messages of empowerment, inspiration, and support for survivors. All projects occur during both the fall and spring semesters and lead up to the actual TBTN event, which will be held virtually this year on April 23rd 2021! 

There is always room for creativity, and we welcome any and all people who want to be involved in planning and executing Take Back the Night because it literally takes a village to make this all come together. 

Any student who participates will receive a certificate from the college.

If you are interested in any of the projects, being on the committee, or getting involved in any way, please contact Jennifer Senft at senftj@sunysuffolk.edu or (631) 451-4093.

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Lowell Kleiman
Ammerman Campus
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Selden, NY 11784
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kleimal@sunysuffolk.edu

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