The Women's Resource Center coordinates a variety of workshops and events throughout the Fall and Spring semester. We also sponsor other clubs/programs/individuals' events through grants (see our resource page for more information).
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Take Back the Night
Take Back the Night is happening in April! This is an annual event hosted by the Women's Resource Center and is one of the WRC's longest running events. This event is a night in which members of the community come together to challenge domestic partner violence, intimate partner violence, and the other forms of violence that effect us all, but disproportionately women. We come together to fight these and the notions that women should take precautions to prevent these forms of violence happening against them, instead by arguing that we should be challenging the systems in place that perpetuate these forms of violence.
There will be many workshops/events throughout Take Back the Night and they will be posted as they are confirmed. The current events are as follows:
April 9th: Sister Spit! is going to be coming to Humboldt! It starts at 7 p.m. and will be in the Kate Buchanan Room.
April 10th: This is the main day of Take Back the Night! On this day we will be having the Clothesline Project, Silent Witness Project, the Rally, the Speakout, and the March.
-Clothesline Project: The Clothesline Project involves the hanging of t-shirts in the quad. These t-shirts are either written by survivors of by someone in honor of an individual who was lost to the multiple forms of violence that plague our communities. This event can be triggering for some individuals so please be sure to take care of yourself if you do find yourself triggered by these shirts.
-Silent Witness Project: The Silent Witness Project is a display of silhouettes of individuals. These silhouettes are of people who have been lost due to domestic violence or intimate partner violence. The stories of these silhouettes are shared by the family of the individual lost. They vary in detail, with some telling much about the person's life and what they had done while others may say very little. This event may be triggering as well so we recommend being as emotionally prepared as possible before reading these and be prepared to take care of yourself or reach out to someone.
-Rally: The Rally is a time for everyone to come together. It allows for both the people attending Take Back the Night and the resources available to individuals to be centralized in one location. By doing this, individuals can see the resources around them that they can access, whether due to interest or of need.
-Speakout: Following the Rally is the Speakout. The speakout provides a space for individuals to talk of the experiences that they have had involving domestec violence, intimate partner violence, or any of the forms of violence that plagues every community. By creating an atmosphere of understanding, listening, and validation, we make it so that those who speak feel accepted and welcomed, thus assisting in their healing from their experiences.
-March: The last major event of the night is the March. During the march, individuals organize and march throughout Arcata to challenge and demand an end to these forms of violence. There are march monitors to help organize the march and ensure the safety of all who participate.
If you have any questions about these events, please either email us at email@example.com or call us at (707) 826- 4216.