About Take Back the Night (TBTN)

TBTN is an event that happens on college campuses across the United States to bring awareness to sexual violence issues and provide an opportunity for survivors and others to share their experiences with violence in a powerful space after rallying and marching together. The event is designed to support survivors wherever they may be in their healing journey and provide our community with an opportunity to show solidarity and allyship. TBTN is part of a global initiative to end sexual and relationship violence and an event where all people join together to speak out against sexual and domestic violence.

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About Denim Day

The Denim Day campaign began after the Italian Supreme Court overturned a rape conviction due to the survivor’s tight jeans. The justices implied that since the survivor was wearing tight jeans she must have helped the person who raped her remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the survivor. As the longest-running sexual violence prevention and education campaign in history, Denim Day asks folks to wear denim on April 24th, 2024 as a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual violence.

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Take Back the Night 2024

Join us for TBTN 2024 on Wednesday, April 24th from 11 am-3 pm in the TMCC Student Center for a unified walk around campus, speakers, a vigil, community resources, Paws4Love therapy dogs, and more. This event is open to ALL members of the Reno-Sparks community and we welcome you to bring family and friends for this impactful experience. We ask that you wear denim to the event in honor of Denim Day 2024.

You can also support by donating to our Sexual Assault Support Services program.

Our advocates offer free, confidential support to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence 24/7.

TBTN 2024 Theme: Building Connected Communities

Our Voices Have Power. Together, We Can Build Safe and Respectful Communities.

In alignment with Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April 2024), the theme “Building Connected Communities” aims to mitigate sexual abuse, assault, and harassment by fostering safer, more inclusive environments. It underscores the significance of recognizing all spaces where people converge as communities, whether physical or digital. Emphasizing the impact of interconnectedness, this campaign stresses the need to address systemic oppressions such as racism, sexism, and ageism, which contribute to higher rates of sexual violence. This approach advocates for proactive measures to cultivate safe, supportive, and equitable communities, urging collective action to prevent sexual violence within relationships, communities, and society at large.

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Take Back the Night Planning Committee

The planning committee for this event is comprised of staff, students, and volunteers of various community organizations and NSHE institutions who are committed to creating and executing and event focused on supporting survivors and ending power-based violence.