Take Back the Night


Take Back the Night is an international survivor solidarity event, with roots in San Luis Obispo since the 1980s. With a focus on uplifting survivors and empowering community, the event will feature live music, catered food, art installations, local vendor and resource fairs, speakers, a solidarity march, and end with a candlelight vigil. Take Back the Night will be hosted in the University Union Plaza on Cal Poly’s campus from 5-8:30 p.m. 

Event Agenda

  • 5:00 - 5:15 | Event starts
  • 5:20 - 6:05 | Live music: Kiwi Kannibal
  • 6:10 - 6:40 | Community speakers: Safer Representative; Mayor of San Luis Obispo, Erica A. Stewart; Lumina Alliance Representative, Tiffany Lim; OWN performance, Elena Scarr; NAICC Representative, Cheryl Flores
  • 7:10 - 7:55 | Live music: Proxima Parada
  • 8:00 - 8:20 | Solidarity March
  • 8:20 - 8:30 | Candlelight Vigil, Closing

The entire event will feature catered food, a resource fair with campus & community partners, survivor healing corners, art installations, and more.



For community members coming from off-campus, it is suggested to park in the Grand Avenue Structure (link to Google Maps here). The event will be taking place at the University Union Plaza, a 0.2 mile walk (~4 minutes). You can view the campus map here.

You can pay for parking when you arrive via Pay Stations, or pay in advance with ParkMobile (see below for instructions). Permits will cost an estimated $11.50. Please note that parking will be enforced 7am-10pm the day of the event.

How to Purchase Advance Parking

  1. Go to https://calpoly.pmreserve.com/
  2. Under Venue Selection, choose "Cal Poly Events"
  3. Scroll down and find Take Back the Night on Thursday, April 27th
  4. Select Event Parking, then Add to Cart
    • Please note, the “quantity” dropdown should be 1. You can only purchase a permit for 1 vehicle at a time. If you would like to purchase a permit for more than 1 vehicle you will need to do separate transactions for each vehicle.
  5. This will bring you to the Shopping Cart. Click "Continue Checkout" as a Guest.
  6. Enter your billing information, vehicle information, payment information, and complete purchase.


Thank you so much to our incredible sponsors, who are making Take Back the Night possible!

  • Associated Students, Inc. (ASI)
  • Career Services Diversity Funding Committee
  • Planned Parenthood Central Coast Action Fund

Support Our Survivor Wellness Program

Donate to our Survivor Wellness Program Fundraiser all throughout April!

Safer has recently re-positioned an existing Advocate role to serve as a Survivor Wellness Coordinator. This role was intentionally designed to work with survivors in developing communities of care, healing, and connection with others who have had similar experiences. There is no single path to healing, and the survivor wellness program seeks to create spaces for survivors of all identities and lived experiences. To help us fully realize this vision, donations made to support survivor wellness programming will directly impact the long-term healing, growth and success of survivors at Cal Poly. 

Survivor Wellness Programming We Hope to Provide with New Funding

  • Yoga class for survivors 
  • Therapy dogs 
  • Wellness Specialist 
  • Classes in various healing modalities: as reiki, meditation, acupuncture, trauma-informed drumming, self-care, art 
  • Workshops exploring goals and dreams beyond the trauma they have experienced 
  • Grounding/regulation tools 
  • Monthly Craft Circles 
  • Specialized Support Groups for Survivors 

Donate to Safer’s Survivor Wellness Program Today!

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