Take Back the Night Week of Events
A series of events to educate the public, support survivors, and make a resounding call to end gender violence in our community.
How to Date a Survivor Panel
Monday, April 14
Wilson Hall, Room 402
Sexual Misconduct Board Mock Trial
Tuesday, April 15
Open Arts Slam
Wednesday, April 16
Mezzanine at the U.Va. Bookstore
Take Back the Night Rally, March and Speak Out/Vigil
Thursday, April 17
Nameless Field with a rain site at Memorial Gym
Reclaim what has always belonged to us by rallying and marching against violence against women and bearing witness to survivors’ experiences in our community. Meet for an inspiring rally at Nameless Field and then march to the UVA Amphitheater for a Survivors’ Speak Out. The Speak Out is open to any survivor of gender-based violence wishing to share: Tell your story, sing a song, perform a dance, read a poem—it’s your time to be heard. Survivors who wish to participate may simply come up to the tent by the stage, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org in advance.
Friday "Day of Healing and Wellness"
Friday, April 18
As part of Take Back the Night Week, Day of Healing and Wellness offers several events to educate the public, support survivors, and make a resounding call to end gender violence in our community. Join us for any of these events!
Room to Breathe
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
U.Va. Women’s Center
Feeling the need to chill, or looking for a quiet space that feels safe? Come by the U.Va. Women’s Center and get acquainted with Room to Breathe, a newly decorated quiet space for stressed people to regain some calm. Funded by the U.Va. Women’s Club and The White Ribbon Campaign, Room to Breathe was designed with survivors in mind. (Chocolate and books included!)
Conversations and Coffee at the Women’s Center
10:00 a.m-12:00 p.m.
U.Va. Women’s Center
Please join us for coffee, tea and bagels. Counseling staff will be available for informal conversations about our services, self-care, trauma stewardship or any other topics of interest.
Spoken Word Workshop with Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai, founding artist and producer of Moving Earth Productions
Learn to write and perform your own work, or hone your skills at this workshop with this award-winning artist.
Free Yoga/Mindfulness Class
Kick-boxing with Tom
Aquatics Fitness Center, Room #4
Release your frustration and anger with a kick-a** boxing class! No charge to attend the class, but you must have a valid AFC membership.
Stronger at the Broken Places
The Glass Palette
Located at 1304 E. Market St. Suite W, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Break some glass, and turn it into something you’ll treasure forever. Come to this fused glass workshop for survivors of trauma at The Glass Palette, led by Claire Kaplan, Director of Sexual & Domestic Violence Services. Otherwise, cost per person is approximately $25, depending on the project you choose to make. Word of caution: Individuals who are prone to self-injury need to let us know if they plan to attend so that we can strategize for your safety during and following the class. Scholarships are offered on a first-come, first-served basis (10 max). To reserve a subsidized space, email email@example.com.
Bystander Intervention Workshop
Commonwealth Room of Newcomb
Relaxation Yoga with Courtney
Aquatics Fitness Center, Rooms 2/3
Conclude this busy and emotional week with a session of relaxation yoga, offered free of charge at the AFC. No charge to attend the class, but you must have a valid AFC membership.