Rally and March


Take A Stand Against Sexual Violence

2021  Take Back the Night Ann Arbor is on April 1, 2021

On the Diag of University of Michigan

Rally will start at 7 pm

Attendees are allowed!!! MASKS required!

We will be mindful of all attendees health and safety!
Will only be held in person if able to following COVID protocols by U of M and Michigan Health Department.

The entire rally will be live streamed on
https://www.twitch.tv/takebackthenightannarbor

Our Keynote Speaker will be

Jaclyn Friedman
writer, speaker, pleasure activist

Jaclyn will be speaking live at the rally (either virtually or in person depending on the COVID safety protocols)

In the mean time BUY HER BOOK!!
https://www.literatibookstore.com/book/9781580058797

Learn more about Jaclyn at www.jaclynfriedman.com

Jaclyn wrote the book “Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape” as well as other books about women and positive sexuality.  Her podcast, Unscrewed,  was named one of the best sex podcasts by Marie Claire and Esquire.
She is also an open bisexual and involved in Jewish activism.
Note – books are for sale via Literati Bookstore and can be picked up curbside in Ann Arbor or shipped!

Her latest work, a book of essays called “Believe Me” asks the question what would happen if we only listened to women when they disclosed about sexual violence

Singing will be Katie Crombez

Catherine “Katie” Crombez (she, her, hers) is from metro-Detroit and lives her life as a musician, scientist, ally, and advocate. She is a singer and multi-instrumentalist who has previously performed at Little Caesar’s Arena with the Detroit Women’s Chorus, directed at Redford Theater with both Park Players and Young Professionals Youth Theatre, and maintains a private music studio in Livonia. She studied Piano Performance at Madonna University. She values making connections within her community to help provide folks with the opportunities they deserve and the services they need. For self-care, she loves to read, crochet/knit, and ride her unicycle.

and Marielle Bersche  with Ally Cool

Featuring dance group – All About Dance Chicago!  Click the pic to head to their website.

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Also performing will be New Movement

Due to COVID – The March Portion (Sponsored by STARS) strict social distancing will be followed and masks will be required.  We understand people want participate but want to stay safe.  Join us VIRTUALLY!   Send us an email at info@stars-mi.org,  we will get a kit to you to join us via Zoom, poster board, masks, and other fun goodies so you can march with your friends and join Take Back the Night Ann Arbor across the land!  Options to pre-order t-shirts also available soon!

Note – Content can be triggering – Counselors will be in attendance if needed
*****Content may not be appropriate for children – Parental discretion is advised******

Parking after 6 pm is free (other than Gold sections)

There is parking at the Garage on Thayer, but sometimes they charge $5 cash.

https://maps.studentlife.umich.edu/building/michigan-league

March will be immediately following!

Note – Police presence at event: They are attending in a role to close the streets and monitor traffic to keep all attendees safe.

Click Here to see this year’s sponsors

 

Music will be provided by Prestige Entertainment