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Take Back The Night’s 2018 Rally/Speakout Tonight

Take Back the Night’s annual rally/speakout is tonight. For those who don’t know, Take Back the Night is a national and international movement that works to break the silence around sexual violence of all kinds, sexual assault and abuse, dating violence, and domestic violence and “empower survivors in the healing process and inspires responsibility in […]

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The Excuses End At Take Back The Night 2016

Last night, a group of activists marched to “took back the night,” in our campus’s annual Take Back the Night event to raise awareness to end sexual violence. Bwogger Jessa Nootbaar was there to record the action, and she only wishes she’d been joined by more community members. When a member of Take Back the […]

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Bwog Joins Take Back The Night

Thursday night Bwog’s Maddie Stearn attended Take Back the Night for the first time. Read on to hear what she took away from the opening remarks and the march.  Where are you? This is what I wondered as I looked at the crowd gathered in front of Barnard Hall. The group was sizable, but nowhere near […]

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Take Back The Night 2014: Rape Culture Is Not Some Buzzword

Take Back the Night is an annual campus event that provides a voice against local domestic violence and sexual assault. Taylor Grasdalen attended Thursday’s march and rally. It would be entirely too easy to call Take Back the Night “moving,” or to call it by any related synonym, with as much stress as there has […]

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Take Back the Night 2013

On Thursday night, members of the Columbia/Barnard community gathered at the Barnard gates to participate in Take Back the Night, an annual demonstration against sexual violence. Zachary Hendrickson was humbled to march along as an ally. “With rage we march, and with strength we speak.” This year’s rally started off a little later than intended, […]

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Take Back All the Nights!

Last night students and members of the community gathered at the Barnard gates to participate in the Take Back the Night march, an annual demonstration against sexual violence. This year, the march took place along a similar route but with one notable difference—organizers decided to make the event completely gender neutral, eliminating the woman-only space […]

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Take Back The Night To Be Gender Neutral

After four years of maintaining a women’s only space at the front of its annual march, Take Back The Night (TBTN) has decided to make participation gender-neutral. The Columbia-Barnard group, an anti-sexual violence activist organization, announced yesterday: As the anti sexual violence movement adapts to include all survivors, we realize that the time is now […]

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Week of Plenty

Yet another Monday. Fall Break is behind us, and Thanksgiving is still a while away. Seems like a fairly innocuous week, doesn’t it? Little do you know your every minute is latent with meaning. This relatively arbitrary sequence of November days is playing host to not one, but at least five separate “Week of…” events. […]

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Take Back Our Bodies, Take Back the Night

Your unaffiliated with TBTN Bwog Editor Claire Sabel and trusty reporter Alex Jones took part in the march (well, strolled alongside it on the sidewalk, at the request of the organizers.) They were surprised and touched by the levels of engagement and enthusiasm. A summary of their observations follows. Last night an estimated 800 participants […]

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Take Back Tonight

At 8pm this evening, the 23rd annual Take Back the Night rally will begin at the Barnard Gates. Participants will march through the streets of Morningside Heights and reconvene in LeFrak Gymnasium at 10pm for a Speakout. All are welcome join, but only women will lead the line. The Take Back the Night march demonstrates […]

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Sex Toys and Free Food on the Ramps

Take Back the Night’s Sexhibition Health Fair is going on today from 11am-3pm on the Lerner Ramps and in the Roone Arledge Lobby. Decorate peen cookies, nab some free préservatifs and pomegranate vanilla-flavored lubrication, and enter the playful toy items raffle. Baked goods and o-faces for all! At 7pm, Sexhibition will be screening the documentary Orgasm Inc.: The Strange […]

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Ending the Silence about Sexual Violence

Last night, the annual Take Back The Night march, demonstrating against sexual violence and raising awareness of the oft-neglected or trivialized issue, wound its way through Morningside Heights for the 22nd time. Bwog’s Mark Hay was on the streets following the march step by step throughout the night. Rolling out from the Barnard Gates at […]

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Take Back the Night

Night March starts at 8pm, Barnard gates. Speakout starts at 10pm, LeFrak Gym. We’ll see you at the march. Expect pictures later tonight!

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Bwoglines: Staking Our Claim

Massive university expansion plans, angry neighbors…sound familiar? (Business Week) Glee kids hooray! You’re on MTV. (MTV) The night will be taken back by the ladies first, as per tradition. (Spec) We have a patent on engineering anatomical bone, and we’ve grown a temperomandibular! (New Tang Dynasty) NY government plans to charge the homeless rent to […]

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Chanting The Night Away

“Tonight,” declared one of the Take Back the Night organizers before the march, “we reclaim the streets!” And for the 21st time, anti-sexual violence marchers (about 200 this year) took to the streets around campus with a mix of chants and whistles, adding a dose of public emotion to their campaign against sexual violence. Unlike […]

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