"Welcome to Take Back the Night. A place free form sexual assault and abuse. We invite you to become part of the solution , part of the end to sexual violence. Here is a place to take a stand, a place to break the violence. Here we can take back the night!"
A woman walks alone down a dark, deserted street. With every shadow she sees, and every sound she hears, her pounding heart flutters and skips a beat. She hurries her pace as she sees her destination become closer. She is almost there. She reaches the front door, goes inside, collects herself, and moves on forgetting, at least for tonight, the gripping fear that momentarily enveloped her life. This scene could have occurred anywhere last night, last year, or even 100 years ago. Historically, women faced the anxiety of walking alone at night and that is why Take Back the Night began.