Fitchburg State to Take Back the Night on April 22

April 19, 2024
Quilt for Take Back the Night

Fitchburg State University will hold its annual Take Back the Night vigil against domestic, sexual and dating violence at 7 p.m. Monday, April 22 on the main quadrangle. The event is free and open to the public.

For six decades, Take Back the Night events have raised awareness and highlighted resources for survivors and those affected by sexual violence, which is a concern on college campuses nationwide. According to the national organization, one in three women, one in six men, and two in three transgender people experience sexual violence at some point in their lives, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community experience sexual violence at even higher rates. This program is designed to take a stand against sexual and dating violence and march for justice, support, and empowerment.

The Fitchburg State event is organized by the university’s Counseling Services Office and FAVE (Fitchburg Anti-Violence Education).