Take Back the Night Speak Out

Event time: 
Friday, April 13, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Event description: 

At Yale, Take Back the Night centers on community wide reflection on our broader sexual culture in order to stop violence as well as promote sexual ethics and respect. It’s an opportunity to discuss how sexual and romantic dynamics unfold on our campus, both positive and negative. Traditionally, this event has centered around the Speak Out, which aims to empower survivors and uplift their voices throughout campus. During the event, stories about a full range of sexual and romantic experiences and expression will be shared, both publicly and anonymously, as well as poems, quotes, and other forms of expression. Come by for all or part of the speak out to share yourself or listen and support survivors on campus. 

There will be opportunity provided to those who decide on the day-of or during the Speak Out that they would like to speak or share. Some people may prefer to work with SHARE or another resource ahead of the Speak Out, feel free to get in touch with SHARE directly or contact Sofia Braunstein (sofia.braunstein@yale.edu) and Melinda Wang (m.wang@yale.edu). Furthermore, if you or anyone you know would like to share your story anonymously or publicly during the event, please see this Google Form: https://goo.gl/forms/pwguZAdFoOWzlro62. Stories can be about both positive and negative experiences. You do not need to be a survivor to speak–any member of the Yale College community is welcome.

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