Rally and March


2021 Take Back the Night Rally Program    2021 Chants and Lean On Me Lyrics TBTN Ann Arbor

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 and Streaming LIVE on YouTube

Pre-Show starts at 6:30 PM Rally will start at 7 pm

Attendees are allowed!!! MASKS required! Social Distancing 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.

In case of severe weather, we will only be streaming – check here for announcements!
Due to COVID protocols, no chairs will be provided on the Diag.  Benches are around the perimeter, first come first serve.

We will have signs but you might want to bring your own due to COVID!

If you can’t be there in person:

The entire rally will be live streamed on
https://youtu.be/_eR4pqLlW5g

The march will be on Zoom immediately following the rally.  https://umich.zoom.us/j/97996840860

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.

Our MC is Nicole Denson – Advocate, Activist, and Leader in the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ Community.  Her organization Mosaic Collective Consulting, LLC works to advocate for those specifically in the BIPOC community and she is also on the Board of Directors for Planned Parenthood of Michigan.

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

Marielle Bersche is from Winston-Salem, NC. She’s had a love of music since she was young and embraced the opportunity to perform from Elementary School through her days at North Carolina State University in various musicals. Some of her favorite roles include Adelaide in Guys and Dolls and Helene in Sweet Charity as well as working as a character performer and being a member of the cast choir in the Candlelight Processional at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL.
Ally Cool is from Corona, CA. She has been involved with music since her early days and grew up in a musical family. She performed in piano competitions and was a member of multiple bands performing throughout the Los Angeles area, most recently with The Roustabouts.
The two have bonded over moving from their east and west coast homes to the Midwest, late-night piano singalongs, and breathing new life into their turn of the century houses in historical Highland Park.

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

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!

  Options to order t-shirts on our site now – must be ordered by March 19th to get in time for the rally!

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