Elms College community “Take Back the Night” with rally and march

Hampden County

The Elms College community marched against sexual violence in Chicopee Thursday night.

Our Lady of the Elms hosted a Take Back the Night rally and march at the Elms College quad. 

Students and community members marched through downtown Chicopee and then returned to the quad to read true stories of assault survivors.

The director of diversity and inclusion at Elms College told 22News events like this are important to bring the community together. 

“Regardless of your situation, the circumstances you’ve encountered, you have a voice here and you should be listened to,” said Alaina Macaulay.

Take Back the Night is an international event and non-profit organization that launched in the 1960s.

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