Take Back the Night

Take Back the Night has focused on eliminating sexual violence, in all forms. Thousands of colleges, universities, women's centers, and rape crisis centers have sponsored events all over the country since the 1970s.

Date: April 4, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Place: Student Union Ballroom

Speaker Information

Jessica Houston was a bright teenager, despite her tumultuous childhood. At the age of 17, Houston met a young man who quickly became her boyfriend. He later became her abuser and stalker. Houston's low selfesteem caused her to overlook many of the warning signs. She remained in the abusive relationship for most of her undergrad years. She was able to find a way out of her toxic relationship while earning her master’s degree. “It took me finishing my master's degree and getting a job in another state," says Houston. She now holds a Ph.D. and has a published book under her belt (Women's Secrets). She also owns and runs the organization Expecting Victory, which aims to helps women fulfill their personal goals.

Short Film Challenge

We would also like to hear from you on issues related to relationship violence and sexual assault. We are accepting submission for short films (10-15minutes) on related issues. The top three winners will receive a prize and be featured in the TBTN program. The winning short film will be shown during the event and receive $250.00. All submissions are due by March 10th by 5:00 p.m.

Submit Video Here

This event is sponsored by Student Recreation, the Counseling Center, The Haven, and Residence Life.