TBTN 2022

UCI CARE is pleased to announce UCI’s 25th annual Take Back the Night (TBTN), a student-led event held to raise awareness and be in solidarity with those who have been impacted by different forms of power-based personal violence.  This year’s event will be held in-person at Anteater Plaza on Wednesday, April 13th, 2022 at 6:30pm.

This year's theme is Love Doesn’t Hurt. All UCI community members are invited to join us at this impactful event to learn, grow, and amplify survivor voices.

Throughout this month, students, staff, and faculty are welcome to download the Take Back the Night Zoom background, attend other educational and healing workshops throughout the month, view the online Clothesline Project testimonials, and participate in this year’s Denim Day campaign.

Clothesline Project 2021 (Submit a virtual t-shirt: bit.ly/clothesline2021)

The Clothesline Project is an online participatory exhibit and a visual display designed to break the silence surrounding violence against community members and to illustrate the impact of violence.

The virtual exhibit consists of t-shirts designed by survivors of violence and by their families and friends who have been impacted by the violence perpetrated against their loved ones. Participants can view the t-shirts on clotheslines to bear witness to these tragedies. The project focuses on providing healing for survivors of violence, educating the public about violence, and preventing violence.

View the Virtual Clothesline Project


Sexual Assault Awareness Month Workshops

re:Write Self-Care Journal Decorating Workshop - April 1st, 2022 | 2:30pm-4:30pm (In-person)

This workshop is intended for student survivors of power based personal violence. Student survivors are invited to engage in self-care by decorating a journal. Drop in any time from 2:30pm to 4:30pm to decorate a journal of your choice that CARE will provide, or bring your own to decorate. Registration is required in order to receive the location.
Register here:  https://bit.ly/JournalDecoratingWorkshop


Cultivating Healthy Relationships with Boundaries - April 20th, 2022 | 5:00pm-6:00pm (In-person)

During this workshop students will have the opportunity to learn about what personal boundaries are an important part of any healthy relationship. Students will also learn about challenges involved in boundary-setting and will be provided with a few scenarios where they can work as a group. Registration is required in order to receive the location of the workshop.
Register here: https://bit.ly/healthyboundaries22


Faculty/Staff Lunch & Learn: Trauma-Informed Response April 21st, 2022 | 12:00pm-1:00pm (In-person)

Many of us have heard the term "trauma-informed," but do we know what it means or how to integrate it into our work? Do we know how to use trauma-informed practice to respond in an appropriate and sensitive manner to students or colleagues who disclose their experiences with harm or trauma to us? This session will address what trauma-informed means, how to use it in your role, and how we can respond to disclosures without causing more harm. NOTE: This session is tailored to the needs of staff, faculty, and other instructors (including TAs.) Space is limited to the first 15 attendees.
Register here:  https://forms.gle/VQYsQG65ed3yBsx3A


re:Assert Personal Safety and Self-Defense - April 26th, 2022 | 5:00pm-6:30pm (In-person)

In partnership with Get Safe USA, this workshop focuses on developing awareness, assertiveness, and communication strategies combined with physical techniques to empower participants with increased confidence and self-defense skills.
Register here:  http://bit.ly/reassertstudents


Caring for Yourself and Your Community - April 26th, 2022 | 12:00pm-1:00pm (Virtual)

Hosted by the UCI Graduate & Postdoctoral Scholar Resource Center. Join us for a workshop facilitated by UCI CARE where the concepts of burnout, self-care, and community care will be explored to strengthen our understanding of wellness and support in the face of adversity.
More information here:  https://grad.uci.edu/events/


Online Dating Tips, Part 1 - April 27th, 2022 | 12:00pm-1:00pm (In-person)

The internet and technology has transformed the way we interact with each other in many ways, including the way we go about dating. There are a variety of websites and apps available solely for the purpose of dating with almost 10% of the U.S. population visiting dating sites each month. Join the Center for Student Wellness and Health Promotion and CARE for Part One of the Online Dating Series to talk about what different apps are available for different purposes, what to include in your profile and look for in others, and tips for keeping things safe on and off the apps. Location TBA.

End April with Denim Day

Denim Day is an outward example of how a community can help change people's perceptions of violence against members of the community. Please support us by:

(1) Wearing denim on Denim Day on April 27, 2022, and participate in the Denim Day Contest 
(2) Tagging UCI CARE on social media and use the #UCIDenimDay
(3) Talking about the court case and other harmful myths that exist about sexual assault, and
(4) Stopping by our table on Ring Road to learn more.


Thank You to Our Sponsors!


UCI Initiative to End Family Violence

Right to Know

CHAMPS (Challenging All Men to Prevent Sexism)

The Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Program


Asian Box

Urban Plates

Sunglass Spot


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This event is sponsored by UCI CARE in collaboration with Right to KNOW, Challenging All Men to Prevent Sexism (CHAMPS), and Greek Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP)