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Photos: The 40th Annual Take Back the Night marches through the streets of Eugene



Vice President for student life Kevin Marbury puts on a red bracelet in solidarity with the rest of the TBTN crowd at the EMU amphitheater. President Michael Schill was also in attendance for the rally. The 40th annual Take Back the Night march takes place through the streets of Eugene, Ore. on April 26, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Golden retriever Johnny Cash is a good boy against the patriarchy. The 40th annual Take Back the Night march takes place through the streets of Eugene, Ore. on April 26, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

This year’s TBTN rally featured speakers from UO’s Muxeres, who headed the march as well. The 40th annual Take Back the Night march takes place through the streets of Eugene, Ore. on April 26, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

(Left to right): UO students Taylor Allen, Claire Brown and Joy Wilcox march through campus. “It’s our responsibility to uplift and honor the survivors of sexual violence and abuse through our united voices,” says Brown. “We should not have to be afraid of the dark anymore.” The 40th annual Take Back the Night march takes place through the streets of Eugene, Ore. on April 26, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

The TBTN marchers head past the Pioneer Cemetery toward 18th Avenue. The 40th annual Take Back the Night march takes place through the streets of Eugene, Ore. on April 26, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Two marchers rush to catch up to the main group. The 40th annual Take Back the Night march takes place through the streets of Eugene, Ore. on April 26, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

The TBTN marchers head south past the Pioneer Cemetery toward 18th Avenue. The 40th annual Take Back the Night march takes place through the streets of Eugene, Ore. on April 26, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

The TBTN march turns a corner on 18th Avenue and heads north on Alder Street. The total route is approximately 1.9 miles to The Atrium government building in downtown Eugene. The 40th annual Take Back the Night march takes place through the streets of Eugene, Ore. on April 26, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

A sign reads, “Women unite, take back the night.” The TBTN marchers head past the Pioneer Cemetery toward 18th Avenue. The 40th annual Take Back the Night march takes place through the streets of Eugene, Ore. on April 26, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

The stats have stories: The 40th annual Take Back the Night march takes place through the streets of Eugene, Ore. on April 26, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Police escorts helped guide the TBTN marchers along the route. The 40th annual Take Back the Night march takes place through the streets of Eugene, Ore. on April 26, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Itzel Chavez, the sexual violence prevention and education coordinator at the UO Women’s Center, leads a chant during the TBTN march. The 40th annual Take Back the Night march takes place through the streets of Eugene, Ore. on April 26, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

TBTN marchers head west on 11th Avenue. The 40th annual Take Back the Night march takes place through the streets of Eugene, Ore. on April 26, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Flash mob dancers cheer on the TBTN marchers as they head west on 11th Avenue toward downtown Eugene. The 40th annual Take Back the Night march takes place through the streets of Eugene, Ore. on April 26, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

The theme of the 40th Take Back the Night in Lane County is decolonization with an emphasis on Native American and Indigenous Women. The 40th annual Take Back the Night march takes place through the streets of Eugene, Ore. on April 26, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

The TBTN march heads past Eugene Station. The 40th annual Take Back the Night march takes place through the streets of Eugene, Ore. on April 26, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Itzel Chavez leads a chant on megaphone. The 40th annual Take Back the Night march takes place through the streets of Eugene, Ore. on April 26, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Marchers wave signs while making their way through downtown Eugene. The 40th annual Take Back the Night march takes place through the streets of Eugene, Ore. on April 26, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

The TBTN marchers chant while making their way toward The Atrium in downtown Eugene. The 40th annual Take Back the Night march takes place through the streets of Eugene, Ore. on April 26, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

The TBTN marchers momentarily stop at an intersection in downtown Eugene. The 40th annual Take Back the Night march takes place through the streets of Eugene, Ore. on April 26, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

The 40th Take Back the Night march in Lane County comes to an end at The Atrium government building in down town Eugene as certain participants head inside for a “Speak Out.” The 40th annual Take Back the Night march takes place through the streets of Eugene, Ore. on April 26, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

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Sarah is the Photo Editor for the Daily Emerald. She has experience in all kinds of photography and visual tempo, as well as feature writing and news reporting. In her free time she enjoys hiking, live music and petting dogs.