On Thursday, April 22 a march through campus at 8 p.m. will open “Take Back the Night” an event to speak out against violence against women, specifically domestic violence, sexual assault, and sexual harassment.
This student-run and organized event is designed to bring awareness and empowerment to individuals and to inspire action that will bring an end to violence against women. Everyone is welcome to join in for this night of solidarity and healing.
There will be an opening address at Reisinger Concert Hall and the march will proceed from there. Candles will be provided and an accompanying security car will be available for those who wish to participate but are unable to make the walk.
A rally will be held in Reisinger Concert Hall at 9 pm and will feature Karen Coleman from Victims Assistance Services, Helene Norton-Russell from Pace Women’s Justice Center, and numerous student speakers and performers. There will also be opportunity for audience members to participate on stage.
A vigil will begin after the rally and will be held in and around the Teahaus where the Clothesline project will be displayed for the duration of the event; simultaneously discussion groups will be taking place around campus.