Take Back the Night 2021

Light Up The Night Together

Take Back the Night is the first worldwide effort to combat sexual and gender-based violence. In the 70’s the issue of violence against women became a topic of public conversation when a number of incidents garnered media attention.

Due to the uncertainties surrounding gatherings and COVID-19, we are not able to plan a TBTN march. This year, we will be doing things a bit differently…


Join us this September 2021 (Date TBD) as we Light Up the Night Together by displaying paper luminaries in solidarity wherever you are within the Nipissing District! Participants can get a free luminaria kit (AVAILABLE IN SEPTEMBER) from Amelia Rising or use their own supplies from home. Decorate your luminaria any way you’d like to express yourself! Luminaria ideas:

We welcome you to post a photo of your luminaria on social media and tag us or use the hashtag #AmeliaRisingTBTN. If you want to share your luminaria with us but do not want it associated with your personal social media, you can email your photo to our Public Educator and we can post it anonymously on our social media, if you wish, or just share it privately with our Team!

The goal is to Take Back The Night by showing support, solidarity and light up the Nipissing District with messages, art, and commitments to ending sexual and gender-based violence.

Contact Person: Kylee Bakowski (she/her), Public Educator pub.ed@ameliarising.ca