Take Back the Night 2022 with Luminaries and Virtual Speak Out

Posted on 3/18/22 8:42 AM

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. 

On Wednesday, April 13, we take back the night for survivors of sexual assault. Join us in the Oak Grove to show your support.

Take Back the Night EventsTake back the night candle

  • Virtual Speak Out: recording available at 4:00 p.m.

Members of the Haven Project will give a voice to survivor’s stories via Haven Project social media, the Haven Project website, and IUP’s YouTube channel
  • Chalk the Walk: 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Help us chalk messages of support throughout the Oak Grove. All materials and messages will be provided.

  • Lighting of the Luminaries: 7:30 p.m.

Each luminary represents the number of students that have been impacted by sexual violence on our campus.  One thousand, seven hundred and eighty-three lights on display, white to represent the TGQN (transgender, gender queer, and gender non-conforming) community, purple to represent women, and teal to represent men.

  • Words of Support: 7:45 p.m.

 WE SEE YOU. WE HEAR YOU. WE BELIEVE YOU. WE SUPPORT YOU!

Resources and Services

We recognize that sexual assault is difficult to talk about. Here are some resources if you would need to reach out.

Please follow the Haven Project on social media for information on Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month and our other topics:

Questions? Visit the Haven Project website or email haven-project@iup.edu.