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PHOTOS: Hundreds take to the streets in annual Take Back the Night event

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The 2019 Take Back the Night event was held Thursday night. Sponsored by various groups on campus, the annual event serves to “take back the night from sexual and domestic violence.” A resource fair, several speakers, and performances were held in Baker Ballroom, and then attendees took to the streets to march and protest.

Take Back the Night attendees sat in Baker Ballroom as they waited for the program to begin.
Art pieces concerning sexual assault were set up throughout the ballroom.
Ariana Brown, an Ohio U graduate student, spoke about her personal experience with sexual assault and offered pieces of advice for survivors. “Everyone needs someone in their corner,” Brown told the crowd.
Dominique Cudjo, another Ohio U graduate student, gave an oral performance based on research she had conducted with multiple sexual assault survivors.
Three members of OU Vibrations performed a lyrical dance.
Protesters took to the streets in the annual Take Back the Night march.
Participants held signs to protest sexual violence.
Protesters at the front of the crowd marched down Court Street, holding a banner and chanting.
Several protesters held a banner that said “When Women Aren’t Free, No One’s Free.”
Several protesters held signs with chants on them.
Survivors burn the names of their attackers in a fire outside of Baker Center after the march.
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