Hoboken & Stevens Unite to Take Back the Night


Take Back the Night

For over 45 years in the United States, Take Back the Night has aimed to eradicate sexual and domestic violence through its non-profit organization. Through events held at colleges, shelters and rape centers, Take Back the Night has been a driving force in our country in the fight to end sexual and domestic assault. This year, on April 18th, the city of Hoboken is teaming up with Stevens Institute of Technology to hold their third annual Take Bake the Night event.

“It’s time to stand up and speak out”

Starting at 7:00pm, Take Back the Night will consist of an emotional ceremony backed by a strong community. As one of the voices of this event, Chief Medical Officer, Meika Roberson, says, “Please join us and support Hoboken in this powerful event. It’s time to stand up and speak out.” See below for a timeline of the night:

7:00pm: Meet on Davis Lawn of Stevens Institute in front of Walker Gym
7:30pm: March to Pier A while chanting
7:40pm: Candlelight Vigil and moment of silence at pier
7:45pm: Speeches featuring Mayor Dawn Zimmer, survivors and Stevens’ students as well as a performance by the President’s Ensemble
8:30pm: Conclusion of ceremony

Take Back The Night Foundation

Take Back The Night is a non-profit organization currently promoting sexual violence awareness in over 30 countries. With rallies, marches and vigils serving as part of their movement, they believe there can be an end to this horrible issue. Another part of the organization, Take Back The Night Foundation was founded in 2001. While sexual violence against women is still a priority, Take Back The Night Foundation has expanded to incorporate all types of violence. To learn more about the foundation see their website.

April 18, 2017 will be an emotional and empowering night in Hoboken. Join together with the city and Stevens Institute to support the fight against sexual and domestic violence so that one day our sons and daughters can live in peace. To learn more about the event, check out their Facebook page and website.

About Author

Abby Jurgens is a student at Villanova University majoring in Communications and minoring in Creative Writing and Spanish. She lives in Bergen County, NJ with her parents and older sister. Although she is in love with her hometown of Wyckoff and enjoys dining at Café Amici there, Abby also loves going to Cape May every summer with her family and eating at Panico’s. While at home in Wyckoff, you can find Abby playing sports with friends, listening to country music, and helping her mom in the kitchen. Family is very important to her and she loves any minute she gets to spend with all of her relatives. She also loves to read and write because everyone’s words are so different and unique; she loves hearing the way people use their voices.