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Take Back the Night – Marching for Equality

March 22, 2019

On the penultimate day of the 2019 Women’s Empowerment Week at the University of Pittsburgh, students took to the streets for the annual Take Back the Night march. This event has taken place at Pitt since the 1990s. Prior to the march, students participated in a sign making event where they also practiced the chants they would use once they hit the pavement. This year, the march was hosted by Asian Students Alliance, Female Empowerment Movement and Student Government Board.

Marching to reclaim the night in Oakland

Eric Macadangdang moves with other demonstrators down Forbes Avenue at Thursday’s “Take Back the Night” march.

By Emily Drzymalski, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019

Roughly 30 students took their newly made signs and marched through Pitt’s campus chanting as bystanders watched and a police car followed at their side.

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Students march through the streets of Oakland Tuesday during Take Back the Night. (Photo by Isabelle Glatts | Staff Photographer)

By Bailey Frisco | Staff Writer

October 18, 2017

Dana Good held a handmade sign above her head that read “I’m not ovary-acting” as she marched through the streets of Oakland Tuesday night. More Pitt students walked alongside her, waving posters saying “reclaim the streets” and “I march for those who can’t,” while being escorted by Pitt Po...

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