Take back the night tochnit erev (evening activity)

Mosh provides a safe space for kids to learn and be educated about the world around them in an age appropriate manner and tactful way so as to help the kids feel comfortable while learning, and not intimidated. Tonight’s tochnit erev (evening activity) was based on a movement known as “Take back the Night.”

The “Take back the Night” movement began in 1977. The movement often manifests itself in marches and rallys where people protest the fact that women can no longer feel comfortable walking alone at night for fear of sexual assault. The movement’s goal is to give victims and their supporters a safe space to talk about their experiences and to stand up as role models so others may feel more comfortable.

The night is a tradition at camp. We feel equality for everyone is such an important virtue. Equality can not be achieved in the world unless all people, men and women, are comfortable and don’t have to live in fear.

At machaneh (camp) the goal of the night is to educate chanichim (campers) through age appropriate activities. The older chanichim (going into eigth grade and up) are able to learn about consent, ways to identify assault, sexualization of the media, and ways that they can help prevent assault.

The younger kids (going into 4th through 7th grade) went in depth about communication in relationships, respect of others, and gender stereotypes in the media.

With any questions about the programming or night, please email campmoshcomm@gmail.com, chat the Habonim Dror Camp Moshava Facebook page, or call 410-893-7079.

The night started off by kids reading some notes and looking at some pictures that were hung around the MLC.
The night started off by kids reading some notes and looking at some pictures that were hung around the MLC.
At this station, older chanichim (campers) looked at sexualized ads in the media before discussing them.
At this station, older chanichim (campers) looked at sexualized ads in the media before discussing them.
The younger chanichim (campers) had more age appropriate activities where at this station they discussed how the media perpetuates gender stereotypes.
The younger chanichim (campers) had more age appropriate activities where at this station they discussed how the media perpetuates gender stereotypes.

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