Date(s) - 10/24/2013
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
University Center Auditorium
Take Back the Night will begin on Pedestrian Walkway at 6:00pm and walk to the University Center Ballroom
Katie Hnida graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of New Mexico with a degree in Psychology. She is a pioneer in the world of sports, being the first woman to play, and score points, in a NCAA Division One football game.
Katie’s football career started at Chatfield Senior High School in Littleton, Colorado where she played varsity football for four years. She was voted Homecoming Queen by her classmates and participated in halftime ceremonies wearing her uniform.
As a senior, she was named Colorado Sportswoman of the Year as well as Teen People Magazine’s Number One Teen Most Likely to Change the World.
While attending the University of Colorado in 1999-2000, Katie became the first woman to make the football team. She then transferred to the University of New Mexico where she played three seasons for the Lobos.
What is TBTN?
In 2001, Katie Koestner led the initiative, along with others committed to the mission of TBTN, to establish the international headquarters and charitable 501(c)3 foundation of Take Back The Night. Katie Koestner was the first woman to speak out nationally and publicly about date rape and has personally spoken at over 400 Take Back the Night events throughout North America. Our Board of Advisors represents a cross-section of those who have a long-standing history with Take Back the Night and passion for our cause.
The TBTN Mission Statement
The Take Back The Night Foundation serves to create safe communities and respectful relationships through awareness events and initiatives. We seek to end sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse and all other forms of sexual violence. TBTN empowers survivors in the healing process and inspires responsibility in all.
To learn more about Take Back the Night visit takebackthenight.org
All events are free unless otherwise specified. Student ID is required for all events. For more information about these events or to arrange disability accommodations, contact the Office of Student Activities @ 865.974.5455.