Cornish College Takes Back The Night

Take Back The Night, November 2, 2017. Photo: Student Life.

Cornish College Takes Back The Night

On November 2, Cornish College of the Arts will march as part of the biannual "Take Back The Night." This event is organized by Student Life and led by Kaitlyn Vallance and Grace Carmack. Following information is supplied by Grace Carmack, Administrative Services Coordinator.

On November 2, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. we will gather at Kerry Hall outside of Poncho for 30 minutes for a sign making session and to gather the participating crowd. We will depart Kerry Hall at 7:00 p.m, and walk to the main campus via Broadway, E Olive Way, and Denny Way. We anticipate arriving no later than 8pm. Following this, there will be a share out in the lobby of the Cornish Commons. 

The share out will be for any survivors, allies, or advocates who would like to tell stories or give thoughts concerning sexual assault prevention and power-based personal violence. This can include personal anecdotes, readings, songs, etc. We recognize that this is far more personal than a march so will allow 5 minutes for dispersal before beginning should participants choose to leave. 

Leading up to Take Back the Night, from October 23 to October 27, we will be participating in the Clothesline Project. We will have a station at the Main Campus Center where folks will be able to use t-shirts to tell a story concerning personal narratives around sexual assault and power-based personal violence. These shirts will then be displayed via clothesline on campus. We also will have supplies available the night of November 2 in case any more folks want to make a shirt. 

Aly Bedford has already begun distributing this information to the alumni network. We encourage any and all interested individuals to join us in this event. We will have a sign-in sheet process for any outside participants.