Guide to Being One of the 10 Points of Light

What does it take to be one of the 10 Points of Light?
  • Hold an empowering event of your choosing on the last Thursday in April. The actual activity or itinerary is up to We only ask that you choose a way to show your support for survivors. Consider these popular options: vigil, walk, yoga, run, bike, speak-out, poetry slam, musical performance.
  • Open your event to the public, if possible. Get as many people as you can to
  • Join our two planning calls with the other Points of Light in the months leading up to the event.
  • There is no financial cost to being one of the 10 Points of However, if you do hold a fundraiser, all funds should be donated to the TBTN Foundation.
  • Plan to get out the word via social media and live tweet and post about your event. If everyone is comfortable take photos and videos and post these powerful moments.
  • Your event should be inclusive and welcome to all people.
What can we expect in being one of the 10 Points of Light?
  • Enjoy visibility on the Take Back The Night Foundation Website and Social Media platforms.
  • Opportunity to be part of national, regional and local interviews for tv, radio and other media
  • Opportunity to have celebrities attend and participate in your event. If you prefer not to have celebrities, please let us know on your application.
  • Opportunity to receive funding for your event should interested parties contact the TBTN Foundation with offers of support.
How to Apply
  • Make sure you have a coordinator and a co-coordinator or other contact.
  • Prepare a short description of your event.
  • Have a logo or other image available to identify your organization and/or event.
  • Ensure you have a location to hold the event on the last Thursday in April.
  • Complete the application on the TBTNF Website.
  • TBTNF will let you know if you’ve been accepted within 5-10 business days at the latest. You’ll usually know with 3 days.

Apply to be a Point of Light here.


Thursday, April 30, 2020 – Site Locations

Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL – Contact

Knox College in Galesburg, IL – Contact

Rally Against Rape in Washington, DC – Contact

SARA Roanoke in Roanoke, VA – Contact

True Ridge in Hendersonville, NC – Contact

University of Nebraska in Omaha, NE – Contact      

University of Texas in El Paso, TX – Contact

University of Virginia in Wise, VA – Contact

Union High School in Nampa, IDContact

Women’s and Children’s Alliance in Boise, ID – Contact