News Archive 2009-2018

Bowdoin ‘Takes Back the Night’ with Candlelit Solidarity Archives

Emily Ausubel ’13 and Jay Greene ’13, who head the student group V-Day, recently led a group of students, staff and faculty on a 15-minute silent walk around campus to enact the annual tradition of Take Back the Night.

Bowdoin ‘Takes Back the Night’ with Candles and Solidarity from Bowdoin College on Vimeo.

Take Back the Night, an international event that began in 1976 in Belgium, is a march that takes place in many parts of the world to protest sexual violence. The Center for Disease Control calls sexual violence “a global human rights injustice of vast proportions with severe health and social consequences.” In 2002, the World Health Organization estimated that 150 million girls under the age of 18 had experienced sexual violence.

With thanks to Michele Stapleton for her photographs.