UW-Green Bay to host ‘Take Back the Night’, an event advocating for the end of sexual violence on college campuses
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 11, 2022
Green Bay, WI – The University of Wisconsin – Green Bay’s Healthy Choices Task Force is hosting the second annual ‘Take Back the Night’ program and march on Wednesday evening October 12 at Phoenix Park, on the Green Bay campus. 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 details for the event are as follows:
- 4:00pm Chalk the Walk
- 5:30pm Resource fair and food
- 6:30pm Program begins
- Chancellor Michael Alexander reads land acknowledgement
- Green Bay Mayor, Eric Genrich shares support
- Vice Chancellor for University Inclusivity & Student Affairs, Corey King speaks on men’s involvement
- Speech by survivor(s)
- 7:45pm March through campus
- 8:30pm Phoenix Statue Vigil
- Light candles and share poems in support
“We are excited to host ‘Take Back the Night’ on the UW-Green Bay campus for the second year,” said Caitlin Henriksen, UW-Green Bay health educator for Sexual Violence Prevention with the Wellness Center. “Survivors share their stories and realize they’re supported and not alone in their experiences. Resources, both on and off campus, are highlighted for survivors to seek additional help. Take Back the Night sends a clear message that sexual violence will not be tolerated at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay.”
The UW-Green Bay Healthy Choices Task Force provides programs and activities which help students make informed choices about their lifestyle and behaviors. Programs focus on topics such as: domestic/sexual violence, marijuana and other drug use prevention and awareness, alcohol use prevention and facts, bystander intervention, wellness, mental health and suicide prevention. The Wellness Center on the UW-Green Bay campus offers free counseling to all students and provides safe reporting options for sexual assault victims.
‘Take Back the Night’ is an international movement that empowers communities to fight back against sexual and interpersonal violence. Marching shows support for survivors and shares resources, while showing the community that violence will not be tolerated here. This year is also the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Title IX, which provides protections to survivors of interpersonal violence.
Take Back the Night Foundation’s global mission is to end all forms of sexual violence, including sexual assault, sexual abuse, trafficking, stalking, gender harassment, and relationship violence, and to support survivors in their healing journeys. Their movement is the oldest worldwide movement to stand against sexual assault.
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 95,000 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.