(Sheridan, Wyo.) — "Hey, hey! Ho, Ho! Sexual assault has got to go! ... Shatter the Silence. Stop the Violence." Chanting these messages and more, a small crowd gathered to march around the Sheridan College Dome Loop Thursday night during Take Back the Night
, an event focused on eliminating sexual and
domestic violence in all forms.
According to TBTN, thousands of colleges, domestic violence shelters, and
rape crisis centers have held events all over the country.
One in three women and one in six men worldwide experience some form of
sexual violence, and less than 50% of victims report the crimes.
"We are going to take back the night, showing our college campus, showing
our town, showing the world that we deserve to be safe in every space that
we go in," Sheridan County Victims' Advocates Cassidy Drew said Thursday
*Sheridan College students Courtney, left; Deneese, center, and Jasmine,
right; make a shirt for The Clothesline Project
Thursday before the march. / Pitchengine Communities photo*
*Yvonne Swanson and son Hunter, 13, before the march. / Pitchengine
*Shirts made at SC this week during The Clothesline Project. / Pitchengine