We’re so excited to announce the theme for this years Take Back the Night: Community Power through Collective Resistance. We all have a role to play in ending violence and when we can recognize the power we have as communities to confront oppression and injustice, we are a powerful force for change. Ending sexual violence, gender based violence and street harassment are intersectional issues. All forms of oppression need to be eradicated and all people must have the ability to thrive without oppression in order to truly create a world free of violence.
But, it’s important to remember that we are here because of the activists, trail blazers, and community organizers who came before us. We want to send our love and thanks to the ancestors and elders who led movements for change. So this year, we remember those who struggled and fought for so much of what we have today, and we recommit to fighting for a better world for us, and those who come after us. It is our turn to fight, so that one day, there is no more need to fight for a world free of violence.
Join us on September 21st as we Take Back the Night and find Community Power through Collective Resistance.