“She asked for it.” “He shouldn’t have been so drunk.” “She was practically having sex with him already.” “I know he’s a really good guy so he wouldn’t have done that.” “But they’ve hooked up before and ze didn’t say no…”
Help us combat these myths! Come to the Students for Consent and Communication (SFCC) and Take Back the Night Meeting! We create a safe environment on campus by:
- leading workshops about enthusiastic consent
- raising awareness about resources for sexual violence prevention and response on and off campus
- inviting speakers
- plan Take Back the Night
… and much much more!
When: TONIGHT, Monday, 8:15pm.
Where: PAC 136
From Camara-Awkward Rich ’11:
Wesleyan Students for Consent and Communication (SFCC) is putting together a visual display for the upcoming sexual health awareness week. Because take back the night isn’t happening until April this year, we wanted to find a way of representing the impact of sexual violence on campus. Please help us out by answering the below (it’ll take 5 seconds, promise). Also, please make sure to answer only once.
It’s been around for a crazy long time. Who knew?
Since the march isn’t happening tonight after all, you might as well enjoy this Take Back the Night picture from the 1990 Argus:
Take Back the Night on Thursday, in support of sexual assault victims:
Take Back the Night is a march around campus to support survivors of sexual assault or abuse. We will start at the steps of Olin at 7:00 p.m. and march to different locations on campus to form speak-out circles where people can share their stories with friends and supporters.
The night will end with a candlelight vigil and debriefing sessions in Usdan led by counselors from the Women and Families Center. Take Back the Night is an opportunity to support survivors and address the issue of sexual violence especially at Wesleyan.
Date: Thursday, Oct. 15
Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Place: Meet on steps of Olin, end at Usdan
[EDIT] Rescheduled due to rain, it’s now on Wednesday, the 21st. Facebook event here.
Take Back the Night is looking for narrative submissions:
In order to represent the voices of those who may not be otherwise heard, Take Back the Night is seeking written submissions of narratives from those who have experienced sexual assault or been impacted by sexual violence. The content of the narrative is entirely up to the author and will not be edited before being read. Narratives will be read anonymously on the author’s behalf during the TBTN march.
Date: Sept. 25 – Oct. 13
Time: 12:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Place: WesBox 92527 and/or email@example.com
Note: All submissions will remain confidential and anonymous, students may choose to send their submissions from a non-Wesleyan email account.
Jordan Collins ’09 of the Take Back the Night Organizing Committee writes in asking for the return of a missing podium:
Take Back the Night last Thursday, Oct. 16th, a podium was set up in front of Olin library. Between 10:30 and 11pm later that night somebody took it. If you’ve seen this podium, let us know. Better yet, if you’re the one who took it, please put it back. No questions asked. Take Back the Night does not have the funds to replace this podium and all money we’ve raised will be going to the Women and Family Center. So if you know anything, please contact us by e-mailing eweisman@wes or cariori@wes. Thank you!
What’s up with all of the burglary, Wesleyan?
The organizers of Take Back the Night are looking for T-shirt designs. Jordan Collins ’09 writes:
Take Back the Night is Oct. 16 this year and we’re looking for creative designs for this year’s T-shirt. If you’d like to contribute, please send your drawing (and email address) to Box 92275 by Monday, Sept. 29. If your design is chosen, we will bake you some kind of tasty dessert for your help. Have any questions? Email Carolyn Ariori ’09 at cariori@wes.