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MusicNerd
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I'm so excited, because an abuse/sexual assault prevention group (that I'm a part of) at my university planned Take Back the Night which is happening tonight!! So many people RSVP'd to go, and I can't wait to see how it turns out! I'll let you all know how it goes. [Smile]

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Molias
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My university had some TBTN events when I was a student, but I never went; I really wish I had. It sounds like it'll be a great and well-attended event.

I'd love to hear your thoughts afterward since I haven't experienced one myself.

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Heather
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How'd it go, MusicNerd?

My very favorite lecturing gig the last two years has been speaking for take Back the Night at one of the local colleges here. I love the history of TBTN, and am always so glad when colleges and universities (as well as other groups) are still doing it or are bringing it back.

Do you know about the history of the very first TBTN? If not, it's AMAZING. It's one of the things I focused my first talk for them on.

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Hey everyone!

It was amazing! Unfortunately, since I've recently come down with a cold, I wasn't able to do the actual march bit (though I hope to do the march part for next year), but I was there for the opening ceremony before the march and the candlelight vigil after the march. It was so powerful to have been a part of something so amazing, and I was really moved by all the students and faculty who came (there were a few hundred people who came).

Heather, I had no idea you spoke at a TBTN! That's so cool!! [Smile] I actually am aware of the history, and it really is amazing; I'm just grateful that even though the event that sparked the first TBTN was tragic, the outcome (TBTN) became something so powerful for so many people worldwide.

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WesLuck
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That's how it is a lot of the time - it's like we have a collective camel and straw gets continually added to its back, and then eventually people say, "No more!", often sparked by a tragic incident that captures people's attention. But it doesn't always have to be that way!

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It does feel awesome to be part of something so empowering. I wish I would have been more involved with events put on by the Women's Center and campus groups focused on assault/abuse awareness at my university. I've learned that even before or after college similar events are going on in the community if you look for them and being a part of them always feel meaningful to me - like recharging you batteries.

That's so great that it went well!

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