OSHKOSH, Wis. (WBAY) – UW-Oshkosh held a “Take Back the Night” event on Wednesday evening to end domestic violence and sexual assault.
The Fox Valley has been doing this for 26 years. The night begins with a resource fair, a series of speeches and a march through the streets.
This year, people had the opportunity to hear from sexual assault nurse examiners, who provided insight about the process they must go through with victims to collect evidence after an assault.
People also got to hear about bystander intervention and from a survivor of domestic violence.
“So this event is empowering for survivors to come out and let their voices be heard and also for people to feel like maybe if they haven’t come forward with something that’s happened to them, to make them feel like there are people that are out there to help them and that they can talk to,” said Marianne Radley, victim advocate with Reach Counseling.
The night wrapped up with an art exhibit displaying victims’ and survivors’ works. The exhibit will be on display on the third floor of Reeve Memorial Union at UW-Oshkosh until Oct. 27.