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Chicago Take Back the Night

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CHICAGO TAKE BACK THE NIGHT! RECLAMAMOS LA NOCHE! 9-26-80
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On September 26, 1980, men and women in Chicago participated in a “Take Back the Night” rally at the Daley Center. The purpose was to protest sexual violence and violence against women, specifically on college campuses, because it was believed many universities had inefficient protocols in place to deal with reports of sexual assault.

“Take Back the Night” became part of a global effort to combat sexual violence starting in 1978. In 2001, a number of women who started the movement banded together and created the Take Back the Night Foundation. This is a nonprofit organization that aims to be a hub of information sharing, resources, and support for women who have been the victims of sexual violence.

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‘Afraid to go out at night’--women hold Loop rally (1980 September) Chicago Tribune. Retrieved from https://www.newspapers.com/image/386982072/?terms=take%2Bback%2Bthe%2Bnight

History. (n.d.) Take Back the Night. Retrieved from https://takebackthenight.org/history/

Trammel, A. (2016 March). Dissonance & Disinterest: Sexual Assault and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Student Life and Culture Archives at the University of Illinois Archives. Retrieved from https://archives.library.illinois.edu/slc/srscassidyburke/

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