NMC Student Life in collaboration with NMC Voices will host a Take Back the Night march and rally on Tuesday, April 10.
Take Back the Night is a worldwide movement to support and empower survivors of sexual violence, and to spread community awareness about the prevailing issue. Every 98 seconds, another person experiences sexual assault. The event is free and open to the campus community and general public. Participants will meet at 5:15 p.m. outside of the Hagerty Center on NMC’s Great Lake’s campus to rally and march (march beginning at 5:30 p.m.) through downtown Traverse City and back to the Hagerty Center.
The march will conclude at the Hagerty Center around 6:30 p.m., where participants will gather for music, conversation, and most importantly, the speak out. The speak out gives survivors the opportunity to share their voices and experiences with sexual assault in a safe environment. The speak out is also a place for allies to share positive words of encouragement and support. Professional counselors will be present and available to help maintain a safe and supportive environment.