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Take A Stand Against Sexual Violence
2022 Take Back the Night Ann Arbor is on April 7, 2022
in the Union Ballroom of University of Michigan and Streaming LIVE on YouTube
Doors open/Pre-Show starts at 6:30 PM Visit with organizations like Planned Parenthood, SafeHouse, CEW+ and more! Rally will start at 7 pm
To Join the YouTube Live! Click here TBTNAnnArborLIVE
Masks are highly encouraged due to the uptick in COVID cases on campus.
March immediately following Rally at approximately 8pm – to join virtually click here –tinyurl.com/mvcea23m
We are honored to announce our Keynote Speaker will be music and TV producer and #MeToo Silence Breaker
During her career in the music industry, Drew oversaw the recording of hit records like “Maria Maria”, “My Love Is Your Love” and “A Rose Is Still A Rose” with artists including Carlos Santana, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Lauryn Hill, Monica, Brandy, Deborah Cox, Method Man, Q-Tip, Brand Nubian, Mary J. Blige, John Legend, Estelle, Kanye West and more. She was a Vice President of A&R at Arista Records, a Director of A&R at Def Jam Recordings and the General Manager of John Legend’s independent record label, Homeschool (Atlantic), where she oversaw the recording of Estelle’s Grammy winning single, American Boy.
In 2017 Drew broke her silence in The New York Times about sexual assault and harassment in the music industry. She is the main subject of HBO Max documentary, On The Record, directed by Academy Award nominated filmmakers, Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick. She is also an honors graduate of Harvard Business School’s MBA program and a graduate of Stanford University.
Drew lives with her two children and their two cats, George and Weezie, in Brooklyn, NY, where she is writing a memoir for Harper Collins and producing music and other original content for her new multi-media company, CLAIM.
We are honored to have both Mayor Taylor and Congresswoman Dingell with us at the rally to do the opening remarks. They are both supporters of survivors and they understand how justice helps with healing.
Jayna Schmid is thrilled to be performing for this year’s Take Back the Night rally! Jayna is a native Michigander and an experienced vocalist, having performed professionally here in her home state, as well as in Chicago and New York City. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Musical Theatre Performance from Siena Heights University and a master’s degree in Performing Arts Management from Brooklyn College. Beyond performing, Jayna works in Analytics at the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, is married to her amazing husband, Austin, and is Mom to Kohen, the world’s coolest 2-year old (in her obviously totally unbiased opinion). She is so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of TBTN this year — here’s to an amazing night!
New Movement provides beginning and experienced dancers on the University of Michigan campus with a noncompetitive space to learn dance techniques, in styles such as modern, jazz, hip hop, and ballet, as well as opportunities to perform and choreograph. New Movement is always seeking to diversify our dance repertoire and welcomes new choreographers in all dance styles. Through dance, New Movement aims to promote the positive effects of dance on mental health and break the stigma that only talented dancers with extensive training can engage in and perform this art form. Members of all levels welcome!
Sophia Von Stardust is a multi-faceted dancer and performance artist, creator and all around weirdo. A guest workshop teacher of burlesque at The College of Creative Studies Detroit, she resides at the intersection of drag, burlesque and your nightmares. The descendant of a Vaudeville performer, Stardust is member of Blue Crow Talent, GLOvation and Heads Over Heels drag revue, as well as co-founder and producer of the Holy Bones Festival and Bare Bones Burlesque. Stardust is the chronically ill cutie with the unforgettable booty here to show you a great time!
Nicole Denson – MC
Nicole Denson returns as our MC to help get us pumped up before the march! Nicole is instrumental in the fight against sexual violence especially in marginalized communities. She has been involved with the backlog of rape kits in Detroit and getting help to those affected by that and was co-founder of the Mute R Kelly movement in Detroit. She sits on the Board of Planned Parenthood in Michigan and runs her own consulting firm – Mosaic Collective.
Groove is a comedic, high energy, non-traditional percussion and performance group at the University of Michigan. They have one goal: to rock the masses. To achieve it, they drum on anything and make music out of everything!
Note – due to COVID cases, Groove is unable to perform live.
Want to help plan the 2022 rally? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be mindful of all attendees health and safety! Content warning – material could be triggering or not appropriate for young children. Advocates will be in attendance for those who need them. Visible police presence especially during the march.
Music will be provided by Prestige Entertainment