‘Take Back the Night,’ moves indoors to the Phoenix Rooms this evening

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 events begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Phoenix Rooms

The third annual ‘Take Back the Night’ program and march is moving indoors tonight, beginning in the Phoenix Rooms, located in the University Union. More than 300 students and staff are expected to join in this unique opportunity to march, share stories and take charge in their community, helping to create a safer and more welcoming campus.

The approximate schedule for ‘Take Back the Night’ evening is as follows:

5:30 p.m.       

  • Resource Fair, featuring campus departments and community connections,
  • Chalk the Walk, where the Healthy Choices Task Force will provide free food tickets for students. Food for faculty/staff and community members available for purchase.

6:30 p.m.       

  • Chancellor Michael Alexander gives Land Acknowledgement, opening remarks.
  • Wellness Center will conduct a ground exercise.
  • Student poets Freya Wiseman and Jazmyn Roensch will share a piece of their work.

The keynote speaker in the program this year is Ava Eichhorn, a UW-Green Bay student. Eichhorn is the first current student to give the keynote address for ‘Take Back the Night.’ The march though campus, led by the Phoenix Softball Team, will begin in the Phoenix Rooms and move through the tunnels. The night will end with a candle light vigil, where current student Kat Halfman will speak. Then, Jasmine Puls, SGA Health and Safety Chair, will have her piece of her poetry read to conclude the evening.

About UW-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving more than 9,800 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 80,000 continuing education learners each year. We educate students from pre- college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2021, UW-Green Bay was the fastest-growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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