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SAVE: Take Back The Night | Tulsa, Oklahoma | Featuring Aria Rising

  • Univeristy of Tulsa tulsa, oklahoma (map)

Join us as we host the TBTN March beginning on the steps of McFarlin Library where we will have a guest speaker. Our march will end in Hardesty Plaza where we will have another speaker for our call to action and food will be provided.

For a brief history of the movement see details below. 

People taking to the streets at night to protest violence against women originated in Europe in the early 1970s. The first North American night march for women was held in New York in 1976. The slogan “Take Back the Night” was first introduced as a theme for a protest march held in San Francisco in 1978.

Take Back the Night Foundation's Board members have participated in Take Back the Night marches and events from the 1970s to present day. One of the first "Take Back the Night" marches was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in October 1975, after the murder of a microbiologist, Susan Alexander Speeth, who was stabbed to death while walking home alone.

"Take Back the Night" was used as the title of a 1977 memorial read by Anne Pride at an anti-violence rally in Pittsburgh.

A "Reclaim the Night" march was held in Belgium in March 1976 by the women attending the International Tribunal on Crimes against Women.[4] They marched together holding candles to protest violence against women. Other marches were held in Rome in 1976 as a reaction to recently released rape statistics, in West Germany in 1977 demanding "the right to move freely in their communities at day and night without harassment and sexual assault", and in 11 towns in England later in 1977 in response to the "Yorkshire Ripper" murders, organised by the Leeds Revolutionary Feminist Group.

In 2006 a Reclaim the Night was organized in Ipswich as a response to the murders of five prostitutes there, with between 200 and 300 attendees.