Join Hoboken & Stevens Institute of Technology to End Sexual Violence

Hoboken, NJ - Wednesday, April 1st, 2015


Take Back The Night® is an international event and non-profit organization committed to ending sexual violence in all forms, including sexual assault, sexual abuse, dating violence, and domestic violence. Supporters can join together and bring awareness to sexual violence through events held in more than 30 countries annually, including marches, rallies and vigils intended as a protest and direct action against rape and other forms of sexual violence.

The Take Back The Night Foundation was founded in 2001 when a group of women who had participated in the earliest Take Back The Night marches came together in support of the events held throughout the United States and the world. The mission of Take Back the Night has since grown to encompass all forms of violence against all persons, though sexual violence against women is still a top focus.

CarePoint Health and Stevens Institute of Technology have united to support this movement and invite you to join us on April 21, 2015 to Take Back the Night. We will march on Stevens campus to Pier A, where supporters will participate in chants and a moment of silence, and hear speeches from survivors of sexual assault.

We invite you to become part of the solution and help put an end to sexual violence. Join with CarePoint Health to take a stand and break the silence.

Timeline (times are all estimates)
6:00 p.m. — Meet at Davis Lawn and Welcome
6:30 p.m. — March from Stevens campus to Pier A
7:00 p.m. — Arrive at the Pier (note: we will observe a moment of silence at point of arrival)
7:10 p.m. — Opening speeches by Dr. Meika Roberson and Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer
7:30 p.m. — Survivor Speeches and Speak Out
7:40 p.m. — Final remarks
7:45 p.m. — Song selection: “Black Bird” performed by Stevens President’s Ensemble
7:50 p.m. — Conclusion of events

The walk from Stevens to Pier A is uneven and contains steps. If you have a stroller or a wheelchair, or if you struggle with steps, you are welcome to meet us directly at Pier A at 7:00pm. You are also welcome to join the march at any time during the route (agenda above). Parking in Hoboken is limited and there is no parking available on the Stevens campus.

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