2021 Take Back the Night!

Virtual Global Event - Thursday, 4/29


We Are Still Taking Back the Night!

We believe that every member of our community is entitled to live and work in a respectful, safe environment, and we are committed to work toward creating such an environment. It is on all of us to support those impacted by sexual and relationship violence and demonstrate our commitment to speaking up and stepping in.

By following us, "liking" us and attending the virtual event, you are showing that you are committed to believing and supporting survivors, decreasing the stigma of reaching out, and ending sexual and relationship violence.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook so that you can participate and receive all of the valuable resources and messages of support that will be posted throughout the week.

Take Back the Night Virtual Live Event

Thursday, April 29th, 7-8pm

Virtual Event

**Time is Central Standard Time (CST)**


TBTN Virtual Live Event!

Show your support and attend the virtual Take Back the Night event! There will be speakers, poetry, and healing activities as part of this powerful web-event.

*Times listed are Central Standard Time*

  • 6:50PM: Acoustic Guitar Interlude
  • 7:00PM: Welcome
  • 7:05PM: Grounding
  • 7:08PM: Inclusivity & History of TBTN
  • 7:13PM: Survivor Stories
  • 7:17PM: Vision for Young Men in the Work to End Sexual Violence
  • 7:22PM: Thoughts on Gender Identity & Male Survivors
  • 7:28PM: Original Poetry Reading
  • 7:33PM: Justice for Survivors & TBTN Justice Hotline
  • 7:38PM: Men’s Involvement
  • 7:43PM: Survivor Stories
  • 7:46PM: Poetry Reading
  • 7:50PM: Closing Grounding
  • 7:56PM: Conclusion
  • 8:00PM: Acoustic Guitar Interlude
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Online Awareness Workshops

Live Online Workshops!

Leading up to Take Back the Night, Counseling Services peer educators will be providing 30 minute workshops on various topics surrounding sexual assault awareness. These workshops aim towards education, prevention, and stigma reduction.

Swag items will be given to all students who attend and participate!

The workshops will be provided via Google Meet. You must register (click links below). A Google Meet invite will be sent to you, 30 minutes prior to start of the workshop.

If you are interested in attending, please complete the registration form for the topics of your choosing below. The cut-off time to register is 30 minutes prior to it's start.

Times are Central Standard Time (CST)


Talk About It Tuesday on Instagram Live

Tuesday, April 27 at 7:00pm CST

Online @KnoxDareToCare.

Join the Dare to Care peer educators for our weekly Instagram Live.

Spring term’s theme is ‘Reframing Bystander Intervention: A Continuum of Action’ and this week we will be looking at responding to sexual harassment, including street harassment, microaggressions, in the workplace, etc.

Workshop Wednesday: #Know Your Worth Showcase

Wednesday, 4/28 - Trustees Room (302), Alumni Hall

6:00pm CST

The first half of this capstone event will showcase submissions from Knox students (with permission) collected during #KnowYourWorth week. Entrees will be on display and entrants will be invited to personally share their work. In-person.

7:00pm CST

The second half of this capstone event will feature keynote speaker Monica Prince '12 reading from her original works. Monica will take questions from the audience and at the conclusion of the program, we will give away 12 signed copies of Monica’s book. In-person and virtual.

Local Resources

Victim Services - 309-837-5555

The Victim Services Program understands that domestic violence and sexual assault are problems shared by people of every age, religion, ethnic background, income, educational level, gender, and sexual orientation.

The program provides free and confidential services in a safe environment with knowledgeable staff members who are ready to provide emergency services, advocacy, counseling, professional training, and public education.

Victim Services Website

24 hour hotline: 309-837-5555

Safe Harbor - 309-343-SAFE (7233)

Safe Harbor Family Crisis Center is a non-profit community agency that provides confidential help to individuals who are experiencing violence in their relationships.

While you may not have control over another person's violent behavior, you do have choices about how you respond. Always remember it is against the law for your partner to abuse you. Domestic violence is not a family matter - it is a serious crime. You have the right and power to break free from the violence.

Safe Habor Website

24 hotline: 309-343-SAFE(7233)

National Resources

National Domestice Violence Hotline - 800-799-SAFE(7233)

Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse.

Callers to The Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) can expect highly trained, experienced advocates to offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information, educational services and referral services in more than 200 languages.

Visitors to this site can find information about domestic violence, online instructional materials, safety planning, local resources and ways to support the organization.

RAINN - 800-656-HOPE(4673)

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization.

RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.HOPE in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense.

RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

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Knox College Counseling Services Resources

Counseling Services

To inquire about an appointment, or for any questions or concerns, please contact the office by calling 309-341-7492 or sending an email to counseling@knox.edu.

Current Staff:

Janell McGruder – Asst. Dean for Student Wellness/Director

Megan McGruder – Asst. Director, Counselor, Outreach

Vicki Swedlund – Administrative Assistant

Dr. Phyllis Mogielski-Watson – Counselor

Rhonda Nelson – Counselor

Erica Taylor – Counselor

Gia Washington – Counselor

Crystal Williams – Counselor