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“Take Back the Night” March and Rally in Newark on April 3

March 30, 2012 – 

Throughout its history, Take Back the Night has motivated both women and men to confront a myriad of social ills, including rape, sexual violence, domestic violence, and violence against women and children.

TBTN 2011 photo

The common ground underpinning the diverse support for Take Back the Night is the assertion that human beings have the right to be free from violence, the right to be heard, and the right to walk in their community free from fear of sexual violence.

Rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse, and domestic violence are often labeled “crimes of silence” because of lower reporting rates and social discomfort with their public discussion.

On Tuesday, April 3, 2012, members of the Rutgers School of Law–Newark and Seton Hall University School of Law communities will join to end the silence and Take Back the Night.


What: “Take Back the Night March and Rally” sponsored by the Rutgers School of Law–Newark Women’s Law Forum, Domestic Violence Advocacy Project, and Student Bar Association and the Seton Hall University School of Law Women’s Law Forum
Who: Students and community members from Rutgers and Seton Hall law schools

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
6 pm: Kick-off Program and March beginning at both Rutgers School of Law–Newark, 123 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102 and Seton Hall University School of Law, One Newark Center, Newark, NJ 07102
6:30 pm: March participants meet for Rally at Military Park

  • Opening by event organizers 
  • Keynote speaker: Jennifer Handley, Assistant Prosecutor–Special Victims Unit, Essex County Prosecutor’s Office
  • Open Mic/Survivor Stories
  • Candlelight Vigil for Victims
  • Closing