WSU Women’s Center Hosts Take Back the Night to Stand Against Sexual Violence

OGDEN, Utah – The Weber State University Women’s Center will host its annual Take Back the Night rally and march, April 12 beginning at 6 p.m. at Ogden Union Station (2501 Wall Ave.).

Since the 1960s, Take Back the Night events around the country have empowered and supported survivors and victims of sexual assault, domestic, dating and sexual violence. This is the fifth year Weber State has held Take Back the Night events.

“Every year, the Women's Center and campus partners host Take Back the Night to highlight the experiences of all survivors of sexual violence and interpersonal violence in our community,” said Paige Davies, Women’s Center director. “We hope that Take Back the Night can be a place for Weber State and the Ogden community to demonstrate commitment to standing against these crimes and honoring the stories of survivors.”

Prior to participating in the march through downtown Ogden, those who attend will hear speeches from local survivor advocates.

When they return to Union Station, a speak-out will provide a safe space to share experiences or offer support for victims of sexual assault.

Those who wish to make signs for the march can stop by the Women’s Center in Shepherd Union Room 322, April 8-12 between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Participants can also make a sign the day of the march at the Union Station Plaza.

This year, the Ogden City Council invited the Women’s Center to receive the city’s proclamation declaring April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

For more information, visit the Women’s Center website at weber.edu/womenscenter or Take Back the Night Facebook page.

For the poster and photos, visit the following links.

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Contact:

Paige Davies, Women’s Center director
801-626-6372 • paigedavies1@weber.edu

Author:

Ross Rosier, Office of Marketing & Communications
801-626-7948 • rossrosier@weber.edu