UC Berkeley Take Back the Night seeks to end sexual violence

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UC Berkeley Take Back the Night takes place this Thursday, March 14, on Sproul Plaza from 5 to 7 p.m. The event aims to break the silence surrounding sexual violence in a night of empowerment, expression and education. UC Berkeley Take Back the Night is a student-run organization, housed in the Gender Equity Resource Center, that aims to empower survivors of all genders and sexual orientations by publicly speaking out against violence through creative mediums such as visual art, poetry, dance, speech and open storytelling. It is a safe space for healing and support where the survivors of violence can share their stories. Take Back the Night strives to inspire the Berkeley community by uniting voices and demanding our community be free of all types of violence. The event will feature a speech from the Dean of Social Welfare, performances from BareTroupe and CalSLAM, Open Mic, student artwork, a Henna artist and free food from Sunrise Deli.

This event also fulfills UC Berkeley’s EmpowerU requirement.

For more information, visit their Facebook page. If you have any questions or are interested in performing, you can email them at [email protected].

 

Contact Meadhbh McGrath at [email protected].