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2024  Take Back the Night Ann Arbor is on April 3, 2024

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, SAPAC and more! Rally will start at 7 pm

March is immediately following through the streets of campus and Ann Arbor.

Free and open to the public
(Content warning – material could be triggering or not appropriate for young children.  Advocates will be in attendance for those who need them. )

More details to come!

Opening Address by Congresswoman Debbie Dingell!

Our featured speaker will be  LGBTQ+ Activist   Jey’nce Poindexter

Jey’nce Poindexter is a bold and committed community leader in Detroit, Michigan who is dedicated to social justice and being an agent for change. Jey’nce fights for equal opportunity and justice while also providing support for other transgender women of color. She is also very dedicated to her faith and says that God has carried her on this journey. Jey’nce is Co-Directors of the Trans Sistas of Color Project and a case manager at The Ruth Ellis Center. As one of the primary organizers for the Women’s March in Michigan, Ms. Poindexter is actively engaged in political outreach, meeting, and consulting with politicians like Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Beto O’Rourke, and Cory Booker to advocate for the LBGTQ+ community and equal opportunity. Jey’nce was a part of a team of Michigan leaders who helped advocate for State officials to introduce legislation to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and sexual identity. She is also the iconic house mother of the House of Mizrahi, one of the most respected international ballroom houses among communities of color.

Musical performance by Detroit Women’s Chorus

To create a safe space for all women to express themselves through the choral arts and build friendship, understanding, and connection within the group and with the greater Detroit community.  DWC has performed with Hugh Jackman at Little Caesar’s Arena, sang the National Anthem at the Detroit Tigers game and performed with local artists on “Detroit Performs, Live at Marygrove”, as well as at their own concerts throughout the year.

Special Performance by Necto’s own Perry Dox

Perry Dox, 26, is a drag entertainer best known as one of the main hosts of NECTO Nightclub in Ann Arbor. Best described as a “clown in a gown”, For 8 years, Perry has traveled all around the Midwest on her mission to make others laugh. A blend of camp, comedy, and glamour, Perry brings serious dedication to her unserious drag persona.

Burlesque performance by Sophia VonStardust

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!

Want to help plan the 2024 rally?   Email us at usar-tbtn-team@umich.edu

We will be mindful of all attendees health and safety!      Visible police presence especially during the march.

Music will be provided by Prestige Entertainment