6:30pm - Student walkover from Lake Marion of Saint Mary’s College
7:15pm - Speak Out, Dahnke Ballroom of the Duncan Student Center
9:00pm - March around Notre Dame campus
9:30pm - Candlelight Prayer Vigil, Grotto (rain location - Lewis Hall)
Rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse and domestic violence are often labeled “crimes of silence” because of low reporting rates and social discomfort with their public discussion. The purpose of the national event, Take Back the Night, is literally for men and women to break the silence surrounding this violence with voices of prayer, chanting and the sharing of stories. It also gives the community an opportunity to do something publicly that takes a stand against the violence of rape and sexual assault done to people in the Notre Dame, Holy Cross, and Saint Mary's community.