(Sheridan, Wyo.) — Clothes don't cause rape. Nighttime doesn't cause rape. And so, on Thursday, community advocates will Take Back the Night in a march at Sheridan College. "Take Back the Night is—when I was in college, we were taught, 'Don't walk outside at night by yourselves.' It was just this notion of fear, victim-blaming, and we are just saying no. That this is ridiculous," Ruth Larson, Director of Counseling and ADA Services at Sheridan College told Dally. "We should be able to feel safe anywhere we go, no matter what we wear." On Monday, we told you that all this week, Sheridan College and the Victims Advocacy and Resource Center have teamed up to honor April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month
And on Thursday at 8:30 p.m., events will culminate with the annual Take
Back the Night Walk at Sheridan College.
Participants can meet outside the Thorne Rider Campus Center, and no
registration is necessary. Just show up and walk.
"We will walk the mile dome loop. We can do it totally in silence, or we
can do chants—it depends on the mood and the atmosphere and whether people
feel that we need to make some statements," Larson said.
Participants are also encouraged to come early. Anyone can make a t-shirt
from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for The Clothesline Project, or view the moving
collection or shirts, which will be on display until early Friday morning.