Men’s March To Support “Take Back the Night” | News
From Rus Ervin Funk
LOUISVILLE, KY - MensWork: eliminating violence against women, is organizing a Men’s March in support of Women Taking Back the Night. Take Back the Night is an annual event of women and their male allies speaking out against sexual and domestic violence. This men’s march, organized by MensWork, is an opportunity to organize men to demonstrate our support for women speaking out against sexual and domestic violence.
The Take Back the Night Rally, organized by the PEACC Program on the University of Louisville Campus and a host of community partners, is organized annually as the launch to Domestic Violence Awareness Month – which is the month of October. This year’s TBTN is scheduled for Sept 25, and will occur at the University of Louisville.
“Take Back the Night is typically organized by and for women,” remarked Rus Funk, Executive Director of MensWork. “But the women and men who are victimized also have men who love them who are also impacted by the violence, and there are men in our community who support women in “taking back the night” and who are doing our part to end sexual and domestic violence. This Men’s March is our way of publicly demonstrated our support for women, and our partnership with women to end all forms of men’s violence against women.”
The Men’s March will begin at Spalding University and will proceed up 2nd street to the University of Louisville where the men who participate in the march will then take part in the Take Back the Night rally. “We are expecting a good turnout this year, with men representing a broad spectrum of the community participating in this year’s march,” stated Funk.
Men are asked to gather at Spalding to begin the march between 5:15pm.