Since the 1970s, Take Back The Night demonstrations have protested violence against women and advocated for survivors, according to Take Back The Night Foundation’s website. They’ve occurred across the country and abroad, often on college campuses.

Jenn Metcalf, community engagement and prevention manager for Heartly House, said the nonprofit wanted to host its own Take Back The Night for some time. She said the event helps survivors to “take back the narrative.”

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