The University of Louisville hosted the 24th annual Take Back the Night on Sept. 25. Take Back the Night events originated in Germany in 1973 in response to a series of sexual assaults, rapes and murders. Since that time Take Back the Night events have expanded to include all issues of violence against women some of which are domestic & intimate partner abuse, stalking, sexual harassment, trafficking, and pornography.
Sponsors included UofL’s Office for Diversity and International Affairs, Student Activities Board, Commission on Diversity and Racial Equality, Commission on the Status of Women, Office of LGBT Services, Club Programming Committee, Student Athlete Advisory Council, Womenâ€™s Law Caucus, Delta Sigma Theta,Â Zeta Phi Beta, Peace Justice and Conflict Transformation Committee, and the PEACC Program. Community sponsors included Louisville Metro’s Office for Women, MensWork, Clothesline Project, Scholar House and Center for Women and Families.
Photos by LIAM SPRADLIN | Contributing Photographer