The first documented Take Back the Night event in the United States was in 1975, held in Philadelphia, PA. In the years since then, Take Back the Night became known internationally as a visible way to take a stand against sexual violence, specifically violence against women. Crimes of this nature continue to appear in the news in epidemic proportions. As the history of Take Back the NIght continues to be written, its mission to end sexual violence for all remains a beacon of hope for the millions affected by crimes of violence. We have made great strides, but our march is far from over.
The first march in Cincinnati was in 1989.
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