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Take Back the Night

May 3, 2023

On Friday April 28, students, faculty and staff from Ithaca College, Cornell University, Lehman Alternative Community School and members of the Ithaca community gathered on The Commons for the annual Take...

Laura Lewis, acting Mayor of Ithaca, delivers a proclamation recognizing the power structures that leave groups vulnerable to sexual violence and the need in the Ithaca community to support survivors, especially those from marginalized groups.

Students march at Take Back the Night after two years online

By Clare Shanahan and Olivia Stanzl May 4, 2022
April 29 Ithaca College students marched to The Commons for the 43rd annual Take Back the Night event in Ithaca after two years of online observation.
Good Girls Dont Tell, is a documentary that tells the stories of non-reporting sexual assault survivors. It is directed by Jen Huemmer, assistant professor in the Department of Strategic Communication.

Professor directs documentary for sexual assault awareness

By Maddy Martin, Life & Culture editor April 21, 2021
"Good Girls Don't Tell," is a documentary that tells the stories of non-reporting sexual assault survivors directed by Jen Huemmer, assistant professor in the Department of Strategic Communication.
A candlelight vigil was held to support victims and survivors as well as those who have died as a result of sexual and domestic assault April 26 at the Greater Ithaca Activities Center.

Students march in annual rally for sexual assault awareness

By Helen Reyes, Contributing Writer April 28, 2019
IC students chanted “Together we fight to take back the night” as they marched into the GIAC on April 26 for the annual Take Back the Night march.
Lara Hamburger, campus educator from the Advocacy Center, tabled at the sexual awareness kickoff event April 9 to begin a monthlong series of events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

IC holds events to promote awareness of sexual assault

By Ashley Stalnecker, Staff Writer April 10, 2019
The Ithaca College Sexual Violence Prevention Committee hosted its kickoff event April 9 to begin a monthlong series of events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Ariana Blossom, a researcher who served as a chemical specialist in the U.S. Army for four years, discussed her experiences with unhealthy masculinity in the military on April 2.

Speakers raise sexual assault awareness by sharing stories

By Hannah Fitzpatrick, Staff Writer April 11, 2018
“We have become accustomed to live comfortably and to turn our heads away from these horrific events, and that’s privilege at its finest."
Jen Huemmer, an assistant professor in the Department of Strategic Communication, presented her documentary of research about sexual assault on college campuses March 20.

Professor presents her research on sexual assault

By Hannah Fitzpatrick, Staff Writer March 28, 2018
Jen Huemmer, an assistant professor in the Department of Strategic Communication, discussed sexual assault on college campuses March 20.
Sophomore Natalie Shanklin signs a poster at a Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Education event in Fall 2014. Students and administrators at Ithaca College say the college can improve its sexual assault education with more resources and dialogue on-campus.

Ithaca College leaders work to improve sexual assault education

By Tatiana Jorio, Contributing Writer May 2, 2016
With sexual assault awareness month’s coming to a close, students and administrators at Ithaca College are saying the college can improve its sexual assault education by making the college’s resources more accessible and driving a more effective conversation on campus.

Editorial: Community leaders absent at Take Back the Night

April 29, 2015
It was problematic that very few community leaders were present at Take Back the Night.
Participants listen to a speaker at Ithaca Take Back the Night on April 24 at Dewitt Park in Ithaca.

Ithaca community takes back the night

By Evan Popp, Staff Writer April 26, 2015
On an unseasonably cold April night, more than 50 Ithaca College students participated in a march from the college into downtown Ithaca to take part in Ithaca Take Back the Night 2015.
Students rally at Take Back The Night April 25, 2014.

Commentary: Change requires community action

By Samantha Weil April 22, 2015
In order to truly create a change, we need our whole society to take action, not just one group.

How to Handle Disclosures

By Christina Tudor April 7, 2015

*Trigger Warning: Discussion of Sexual Assault April marks the start of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This year I am really impressed with the way that campus groups have been collaborating and co-sponsoring...

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