People marching silently Thursday during Take Back the Night did not hear much besides traffic’s humming engines, creaking brakes and the piercing blows of a whistle. The whistle screeched every two minutes to signify how often sexual assault occurs in America, said Bekah MillerMacPhee, University of Idaho’s Women’s Center’s assistant director for programs.
Safety is important at the University of Idaho, which is why the university set aside an entire week specifically focused on raising awareness toward it. Emilie McLarnan, UI’s Violence Prevention Programs coordinator, said she is excited to be a part of her second “I Got Your Back” Campus Safety Week. She said her goal for……
The University of Idaho Women’s Center is hosting this year’s Take Back the Night march with the Katy Benoit Safety Forum Thursday night. The event will start with a speech from Erin Tomblin, personal injury attorney in Moscow and Vandal alum, titled “From Campus to Community: Your Voice Matters” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 in……
The University of Idaho is a fairly small and close-knit community. It often seems that the town’s relatively quiet demeanor insinuates nothing bad ever happens. That couldn’t be farther from the truth.
For some, an opportunity to share. For others, a night of solidarity for those affected by violence. And for many, a promise to have an impact. Hundreds of University of Idaho community members attended Take Back the Night Thursday, hearing personal stories from students and messages of support from UI administrators.
Protesting violence and assault The annual Take Back the Night event gives the University of Idaho community a chance to come together and protest against all forms of violence and assault.
At freshman orientation this year, University of Idaho Violence Prevention Coordinator Virginia Solan said she watched in awe as several incoming students stood up in Memorial Gym to affirm they’ve been affected by suicide in their lifetime.
One in four girls and one in six boys in the U.S. will be sexually assaulted by the age of 18, said Coordinator of Violence Prevention Programs Virginia Solan.
The University of Idaho Women’s Center will host Take Back the Night Thursday to inform students about sexual assaults and what they can do to help.
The “I Got Your Back” campaign starts Sept. 19, as a part of the Katy Benoit Safety Forum.