UMKC students and community march against sexual violence

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Violence Prevention and Response Project at the University of Missouri-Kansas City hosted a “Take Back the Night” march and rally Thursday evening.

Students and community members ended their walk at the J.C. Nichols Fountain after  starting on UMKC’s campus. They wanted to do something visual to open up the conversation about sexual violence.

The event is in collaboration with MOCSA, Rose Brooks, Hope House and other campus and community organizations.

After a pre-march rally at the UMKC walkway, students and community members marched to the fountain where sexual assault survivors spoke about their transitions from victims to survivors.