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.

Learn more about the TBTN Movement

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.

Learn more about Denim Day

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.

Support our Sexual Assault Support Services program.

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

What can I expect at the Take Back the Night 2024 Event?

Take Back the Night 2024 will feature 2 guest speakers.

Community empowerment and education was a big driving factor when planning the Take Back the Night 2024 Event. As such, there will be multiple opportunities to learn and engage with the event, including, but not limited to:

  • Learning about Power-Based Violence
  • Learning about Consent: F.R.I.E.S.
  • Writing a Letter to a Survivor
  • Truth Box
  • Poster Making
  • Sign Making
  • Banner Signing
  • Learning about Denim Day
  • Photobooth
  • Paws4Love Therapy Dogs
  • Raffle Prizes

Take Back the Night 2024 will feature a candlelight vigil.

Over 10+ community organizations whom stand to end power-based violence will be present at the event.

If your organization would like to table at the event, please click the button below to register.

Register to Table

Click the button below to download the TBTN 2024 Event Pamphlet!


How can I support Take Back the Night 2024?

By RSVPing for Take Back the Night 2024, you demonstrate your commitment to ending power-based violence in our community and your support for survivors. Click the button below to RSVP for the event.

We encourage folks to help share the Take Back the Night 2024 event on social media.


Our hashtags can help you frame your post.

  • #TBTN2024
  • #StartByBelieving
  • #IWillWalkWithYou


To represent the community organizations who helped put this event together, please tag @cssnv988, @safeembrace, @counselingtmcc, @tmcc_sga, @nvcares, and @nevadaasun

Social Media Graphics

Click the button below to view and download graphics to post for Take Back the Night 2024.

Download TBTN 2024 Social Media Graphics

What is Power-Based Violence?

PBV is any form of violence that uses assertion of power, control, and/or intimidation with the intent to harm another emotionally, psychologically, or physically. It includes, but is not limited to sexual assault, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, harassment of any form, human trafficking, stalking, intimidation, and bullying.

Start by Believing

When someone tells you they are a survivor of power-based violence, knowing how to respond is critical. A negative response can worsen the trauma and foster an environment where perpetrators face no consequences for their crimes.

Start by Believing stops this cycle by improving our personal and professional reactions.

It all starts with you. Make your personal commitment to Start by Believing.

Register to Table as a Community Organization at Take Back the Night 2024

If you would like to table at Take Back the Night 2024, please visit the link below to register. There is a $25 fee to table which supports our Sexual Assault Support Services Program.

Register to Table

Event FAQ

No! 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.

The Take Back the Night (TBTN) event addresses sensitive topics related to sexual assault, harassment, and violence. Some aspects of the event, including speakers and discussions, may contain content that could be triggering for individuals who have experienced trauma. We recognize the importance of creating a safe space, and attendees are advised to be mindful of their own emotional well-being. If you find certain topics distressing, please consider your comfort level before participating in specific activities during the event. Support resources will be available on-site, and organizers encourage attendees to reach out for assistance if needed. Your well-being is our priority, and we strive to foster an environment that is respectful and supportive.

Love shouldn't hurt. You deserve to heal. Help is here.

Free and confidential support 24/7/365.If you are in immediate crisis, call or text 988.

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.

Learn more about SAAM

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.