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Chico State hosts Take Back the Night

A student reads a personal poem about sexual abuse at the Take Back the Night event on Thursday. Photo credit: Josiah Nicholl

Josiah Nicholl

April 27, 2018

Take Back the Night, an event meant to raise awareness of sexual abuse, took place Thursday from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. at the Bell Memorial Union (BMU).The event marked the end of Take Back the Night week, which started on Monday and brought awareness to issues with sexual abuse, rape, substance abuse, an...

Take back the night: A place for survivors to tell their story

Mikie Believes Take Back the Night brings in good support and awareness for those effected by sexual assault. Photo credit: Kelsi Sibert

Kelsi Sibert

April 23, 2018

Since the 1970s, Chico State's Gender and Sexuality Equality Center, formerly known as the Women's Center, has put on an event called "Take Back the Night." Each year a different theme surrounding sexual violence awareness is chosen; this year's theme is "reach out, speak out." GSEC Women's Program Coordin...

Wildcats ‘Take back the night’

Sexual Assault by the Numbers Photo credit: Victoria Rohrer

Victoria Rohrer

May 1, 2017

Students and the community came together to bring light to the issue of rape culture and violence against women at the Gender & Sexuality Equity Center’s annual Take Back the Night Week. “It’s about taking back our voice,” said GSEC Women’s Program Coordinator Rachel Biccum. Ninety-one...

‘Take Back the Night’ at Chico State

Analicia Hawkins prepares supporters for the march. Photo credit: Ryan Corrall

George Johnston

April 24, 2016

A silent candle-lit march ignited hope in downtown Chico Thursday night. Earlier that evening, the Gender & Sexuality Equity Center hosted "Take Back The Night" as part of sexual assault awareness month. "Take Back The Night" is a national event started in 1975 with the goal of ending sexu...

Community marches in solidarity for sexual violence awareness

Community marches in solidarity for sexual violence awareness

Dylan Dewit

April 24, 2015

[metaslider id=46474] Photos by Trevor Ryan The Gender Sexuality & Equity Center ended their Take Back the Night week of events with a candle-lit march and vigil to show solidarity with survivors, and give bystanders the courage to speak out against sexual assault and violence. “We want sur...

GSEC hosts Take Back the Night week

The 2015 Take Back the Night flyer. Photo courtesy of the Gender and Sexuality Equity Center

Madeline Merlic

April 19, 2015

The Gender and Sexuality Center is putting on Take Back the Night Week to bring awareness to sexual assault, victims and what can be done to stop the violence.In the past GSEC has hosted Take Back the Night as a single night of slam poetry, breakout sessions and a candlelit march around Chico.This semeste...

Students step up to Take Back the Night

Students march from campus to the streets for Take Back the Night Thursday evening with candles. Photo credit: Emily Teague

April 6, 2014

A diverse community of students filled the Bell Memorial Union with hope and support on Thursday for Take Back the Night to take a stand against rape and sexual violence.Laura Napoliello, a senior double major in political science and women's studies, is the women's program coordinator for the Gender & Sex...

Spoken word stuns, inspires student audience

All eyes are on Suzi Q. Smith, as she performs her slam poetry show Thursday night at the UHUB on campus.Photo credit: Grant Mahan

Ashiah Scharaga

February 21, 2014

Spoken word artist Suzi Q. Smith leaned into the mic on Thursday night at the UHUB stage and a quiet, luscious melody filled the room. A silent audience listened intently. Emotion seeped into each note Smith sang, making them sweeter than pancakes saturated by hot syrup. Smith sang and recited poems th...

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