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Take Back the Night: The History
Take Back the Night rallies
and marches began in Germany in 1973 as a protest against the fear that
women encountered walking the streets at night. It was designed to give
women a way to speak out against violence. The first U.S. rally was in
San Francisco in 1978. MSU organized its first rally in 1993 and has continued the tradition each year.
invite our audience to imagine a world where people can be totally
safe. We urge you to join with us and become part of the solution to
eliminate sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, and
harassment from our campus and community.