Take Back the Night is May 12

The annual Take Back the Night rally and march will take place May 12, starting in the Performing Arts Center Concert Hall at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30.

A performance by spoken-word poet Vanessa McGowan in the PAC will be followed by a march downtown and vigil at 8 and a closing reception at 9 in the PAC.

The event aims to end street violence and harassment of people of marginalized gender identities.

The march through downtown Bellingham for people of marginalized gender identities will take place at the same time as a candlelit vigil in the PAC Plaza led by Western Students Against Violence.

The evening will close with a reception and refreshments in the PAC.