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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.
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.
Editorial: Advocating for survivors of sexual assault is crucial

Editorial: Advocating for survivors of sexual assault is crucial

May 2, 2018
In tandem, these movements contribute to the larger, widespread reckoning of perpetrators of sexual abuse that has taken our nation, and the world, by storm — and rightfully so.
Members of the Ithaca College community marched from the Textor Ball to The Commons as part of the Take Back The Night march protesting acts of sexual violence and abuse April 27.

Ithaca community says #MeToo to take back the night

By Phoebe Harms, Staff Writer April 30, 2018
Students marched as part of Take Back the Night, a worldwide movement dedicated to protesting acts of sexual, domestic and relationship violence April 27.
Sophomore Anna Gardner says events like Take Back the Night are  important because rape culture is still not taken seriously by students.

Commentary: Colleges still struggle with rape culture

By Anna Gardner May 3, 2017
The battle for justice has been long and it will not end anytime soon. It is not isolated to Brock Turner or Steubenville.
Students marched from Textor Hall down to The Ithaca Commons to raise awareness for sexual assault prevention and to honor survivors.

Ithaca community marches to take back the night

By Annie Estes, Staff Writer May 1, 2016
These “survivor speak-outs” were the focus of Ithaca’s 37th annual Take Back the Night, an event held at 7 p.m. April 29 to raise awareness about sexual assault and to support and honor survivors.

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.
Ithaca College students rally for victims of sexual violence April 25 during their march down Hudson Street to Dewitt Park in Take Back the Night sponsored by the Advocacy Center of Tompkins County.

Students join forces to take back the night

By Sabrina Knight, News Editor April 30, 2014
Community members shared their stories as survivors and allies for victims of sexual violence at Ithaca’s Take Back the Night event on April 25.

A week in photos — May 2, 2013

By The Ithacan Staff May 1, 2013
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