Activism in New Paltz: Take Back the Night / Feminist Collective

Name

Take Back the Night

What They Do

Take Back the Night is an activist group dedicated to supporting survivors of sexual and domestic violence, spreading awareness about Title IX, consent and the prevention of violent acts. The group’s mission is to create safe communities through their events and initiatives by spreading awareness and opening up conversation. They hope to end sexual assault and abuse, domestic and dating violence and all other forms of sexual violence.

How to Get Involved

Take Back the Night meets Mondays at 7 p.m. in SUB 401, where all are welcome to attend their meetings. They also have two upcoming events: “Take a Shirt and Take Back the Night,” taking place on Thursday, Oct. 17 in the Sojourner Truth Library, and “For Those Whose Lives Were Lost: Domestic Violence Vigil,” taking place on Sunday, Oct. 20 in SUB 62/63 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. 

Who to Contact

Follow Take Back the Night on Instagram @tbtn_np or their Facebook at “SUNY New Paltz Take Back the Night.”

Name

Feminist Collective

What They Do

The New Paltz Feminist Collective takes an intersectional feminist approach aimed at educating the campus about a wide range of issues. Their mission is to open an inclusive and intersectional feminist dialogue on campus in a way that is fun, easy and accessible. They hold weekly meetings and discuss topics in an open forum. At the meetings, they have PowerPoints with information and discussion questions to accompany the conversation. They try to create an interactive space for members. They also hold workshops with campus officials. For example, this November they will have one with Crime Victim Counselor and advocate Amy Westberg. 

How to Get Involved

The New Paltz Feminist Collective holds weekly meetings on Mondays at 8 p.m. in SUB 408. All are welcome to come participate in their discussions and events. 

Who to Contact

Contact the Feminist Collective on Instagram               @npfeministcollective.

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Madalyn Alfonso is a fourth-year English major with a minor in Theatre. This is her sixth semester on The Oracle. Previously, she was the Arts & Entertainment Editor. She loves writing any and every thing she can for the Oracle, whether it be a hilarious Top Ten or a thought-provoking Culture Critique. She hopes you all love reading the Oracle!