UMD hosts Take Back the Night

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The UMD Women’s Resource and Action Center hosted the annual Take Back the Night event.

Take Back the Night is a global movement that started in the last 1970’s. Its goal is to speak up on violence against women.

By marching on the street, organizer of the event Brenna Duffy says its a way for women to take back the streets they walk in fear too often.

Even during COVID-19 UMD hosted the march, she says this event means a lot to people in the community.

Duffy says “I think it’s really important because I think the first step in combating the issues that we’re kind of marching against tonight is to be informed about them and know how to help people in your own life by being an advocate to those around you, even if you’re not, you know, like a trained advocate, you don’t work with those populations.”

Along with the march, community members were able to learn about the various resources the Twin Ports. Sixteen organizations were at tonight’s event, PAVSA, CASDA, Safe Haven are just to name a few.

Duffy says if you were not able to attend tonight’s event, her best advice is to educate yourself and become an ally.