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Be Involved with Take Back the Night 2020
Each year, Syracuse University recognizes and participates in Take Back the Night (TBTN), a global event dedicated to raising awareness about sexual, relationship and domestic violence, and other forms of interpersonal violence. This year’s TBTN rally and march will be held Wednesday, March 25, at 7 p.m. at Hendricks Chapel.
“Take Back The Night is an annual event recognized in over 30 countries; known for bringing community members together in the pursuit of speaking out against interpersonal violence,” says Lauren Crimmins ’20, co-chair of the 2020 Take Back the Night Planning Committee. “Within a safe and empowering space, the campus community is encouraged to join in raising awareness.”
Prior to attending the rally, there are a number of ways for the campus community to Be Involved with TBTN efforts. For more information or additional details, visit the Take Back the Night 2020 Be Involved webpage.
Sign the Pledge and a TBTN Star
Using the online order form, you can request TBTN pledge posters for your office or department and encourage your coworkers and peers to sign it. After signing, send a photo of your signed pledge poster to Barnes Center at The Arch Health Promotion by emailing email@example.com. In addition to pledge posters, TBTN star cutouts are available for supporters to sign and share how they will assist in ending sexual, relationship and domestic violence. Individuals are encouraged to post pictures of their pledge poster and the TBTN star cutouts on social media using #IWillTBTN and tagging @BeWellSU. Offices and departments that submit photos of their pledge posters by Friday, Feb. 28, will be recognized on the Take Back the Night t-shirts, in a Daily Orange advertisement and in the event program.
Buy a TBTN T-shirt
Beginning Monday, March 9, the Barnes Center at The Arch Pharmacy and Syracuse University Bookstore will sell TBTN 2020 t-shirts for $10. Proceeds from the t-shirts will go to resources for victims and survivors of sexual and relationship violence, as well as education and prevention programs.
The TBTN Planning Committee is available to visit classrooms to discuss opportunities of how to support TBTN. Those interested in learning more about healthy relationships may attend the Wellness Leadership Institute workshop (titled “Relationships & ‘Situationships’”) on Wednesday, March 11, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in 125A Barnes Center at The Arch Recreation. Additionally, a TBTN Health Hub will be on Monday, March 23, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Milton Atrium in the Life Sciences Complex.
Throughout the year, campus community members are encouraged to participate in the #IWillTBTN movement. On a daily basis, including #IWillTBTN and tagging @bewellsu, individuals are invited to share on social media how they will actively work toward a safer community.
The Take Back the Night Planning Committee consists of students that have been nominated by staff, faculty and peers to help plan this annual event. The group starts meeting in December the semester before the event and volunteers 8-15 hours a month to help plan and promote the event.
This event could not be a success without the hard work of the 2020 Take Back the Night Planning Committee team:
Planning Committee Co-Chairs:
- Lauren Crimmins ’20, Newhouse School and College of Arts and Sciences
- Jane Satter ’20, College of Arts and Sciences
Planning Committee Members:
- Brian Aitken ’20, Newhouse School and Maxwell School
- Tiffany Brec, campus project coordinator, Vera House Inc.
- Rachel Evans, assistant health promotion director in the Barnes Center at The Arch
- Michelle Goode, sexual and relationship violence prevention health promotion specialist in the Barnes Center at The Arch
- Cleo Hamilton ’20, Falk College
- Lara Hicks ’20, College of Arts and Sciences and Maxwell School
- Patrick Lee ’21, College of Arts and Sciences
- Kimberly Ng ’21, Colleges of Arts and Sciences
- Victoria Payne ’20, Falk College
- Lauren Romisher ’21, Falk College
For more information about TBTN, to request accommodations or to learn about volunteering, contact Barnes Center at The Arch Health Promotion at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315.443. 7273.
Story by Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience communications intern Abigail J. Covington ’19, G’20.