As a college student in the U.S. in the 1980s, I first became aware of Take Back the Night. In countless cities, towns, and campuses across the U.S., feminist organizations coordinated these annual events to protest violence against women. Participants—typically women (and often intentionally and exclusively women)—gathered for night-time marches and rallies to speak out against rape and other forms of sexual assault and to assert that women should have the right to occupy public spaces and travel at night without fear.Continue reading Imagining a Transnational and Transhistorical Movement Against Violence
Author: Anne M. Valk
She is a historian of modern feminism in the United States, an oral historian, and a public historian. Currently, she serves as Executive Director of the American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning and is a Professor of History at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, where she teaches public history.