Rally and March


Please Join Us To Take Back the Night and Take A Stand Against Sexual Violence

2020  Take Back the Night Ann Arbor will be held on
April 2, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Doors Open at 6:30 pm)

in the Ballroom of the Michigan League!!!!

League website:
https://uunions.umich.edu/league

 

 

Our Keynote Speaker

Jaclyn Friedman
writer, speaker, pleasure activist

 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 will be available for sale via Literati Bookstore at the rally

Her latest work, a book of essays called “Believe Me” that asks the question what would happen if we not only listened to women when they disclosed about sexual violence, but also did something about it will be out the end of January.  On April 1, we will be hosting a book signing at the Downtown Ann Arbor District Library.    Go here for details.

This year, the beautiful voices of the Detroit Women’s Chorus will be filling the ballroom with songs throughout the rally.
Their mission is to is to create a safe space for all women to express themselves through the choral arts and connect with each other in a way that builds friendship, understanding, and connection within the group and within Metro Detroit.
For more information about the chorus, go to www.detroitwomenschorus.org

Spoken Word Poetry By Sophia Fortunato

Burlesque Performance by Caffeyne Luve (They/Them)

Opening Address will be given by Ann Arbor City Commissioner Zaynab Elkolaly

MC is Nicole Denson

March will be immediately following at approximately 8:00 pm

Candlelight Vigil after March in Ballroom at about 9:00 pm

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